Commercial gambling search warrants in Crisp County

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. – According to a press release from the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, On Wednesday, December 30, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation executed four search warrants in Cordele and Arabi for violations of Georgia’s gambling laws.

Search warrants were executed at three business locations in Cordele and one business location in Arabi. The business locations were:

416 W 16th Avenue, Cordele, GA
1217 E. 16th Avenue, Suite H, Cordele, GA 1310 S. 7th Street, Cordele, GA
411 E 1st, Arabi, GA

While searching the location, agents collected evidence related to crimes of commercial gambling and seized monetary assets gained from the illegal use of gaming machines.

The locations are currently licensed to operate Coin Operated Amusement Machines. However, during the course of the investigation, agents discovered customers were receiving cash payouts for winning credits. In Georgia, credits may only be redeemed for lottery tickets and/or store merchandise.