Georgia Bureau of Investigation and local officials raid Dalton and Trenton stores

Georgia Bureau of Investigation and local officials raid Dalton and Trenton stores

March 24th, 2012 by Ben Benton in News

Local authorities and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents raided stores in Trenton and Dalton, Ga., on Thursday for commercial Internet gambling, officials in Dade County confirmed Friday morning.

Investigations officials from the Dade County Sheriff's Office said the raids were the culmination of a three-month operation in which local authorities and the GBI looked into whether game players received cash and prizes for winning.

The raids were conducted simultaneously about 11 a.m. Thursday and authorities seized computers used in Internet gambling, cash and some prizes intended as payouts for wins, according to officials.

The store in Trenton is called Lucky Peaches, authorities said.

No charges had been filed as of late Friday against either store owners or employees, officials said, and they don't believe workers in the stores knew they were conducting an illegal activity.

Dade officials said a "special ops" unit from Walker County assisted in the operation in Dade County.


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