published Friday, June 8th, 2012

Chattanooga police bust 41 in poker sting

Thirty-nine people were cited for illegal gambling and two others arrested after a Thursday night raid by Chattanooga police.

Police seized cash, drugs and a weapon at Poker Depot at 7510 Lee Highway, said police spokesman Officer Nathan Hartwig.

About 8:15 p.m., the city’s Special Investigations Unit broke up a poker ring and seized an undisclosed amount of cash, 7.8 grams of marijuana, eight pills and a .22-caliber pistol with ammunition, Hartwig said.

Those charged are:

Joaquin Lowe, 40, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Richard Morris, 61, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Roy Parker, 57, charged with gambling promotion and possession of a gambling device;

Jerry Teague, 68, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Joyce Faulkner, 58, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling paraphernalia;

Anthony Torey, 25, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Patrick Godwin, 50, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Michael Owens, 25, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Felix Hunter, 49, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Rodney Jackson, 25, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Jimmy Whalen, 68, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Larry Williams, 63, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Jimmy Chang, 49, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Robert Kitchen, 34, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Jeremy Davis, 39, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Clark Jackson, 27, charged with illegal gambling, possession of a gambling device, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia;

Zachary West, 33, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Brenda Morris, 60, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Michael Sims, 62, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Jonathan Bush, 25, charged with illegal gambling, possession of a gambling device and possession of marijuana

Terrance Fountain, 32, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Cale Miller, 31, charged with illegal gambling, possession of a gambling device and possession of a controlled substance;

Jeffery Jones, 55, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Rafael Young, 42, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Gary Keith, 64, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Timothy O’Neal, 38, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Charles Martin, 64, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Kristopher Douglas, 23, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Kristi Putnam, 40, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Chad Crowe, 30, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Norman Mcheldin, 41, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Jacques Johnson, 36, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Paul Betts, 47, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Paul Hastings, 50, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Donna Keith, 49, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Samantha Doss, 25, charged with illegal gambling, possession of a gambling device and possession of a controlled substance;

Marquetta Whitt, 46, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

James Church, 28, charged with gambling promotion and possession of marijuana;

George Douglas, 63, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Melba Yates, 62, charged with illegal gambling and possession of a gambling device;

Nicholas Jackson, 26, charged with gambling promotion, possession of a gambling device and possession of a controlled substance.

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