By Advertiser Staff –
According to a report filed the by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, Mar. 1, the agency, along with officers from the SC Law Enforcement Division, executed a search warrant at R&J Diesel on Edgefield Rd. for suspicion of illegal gambling machines. Once inside the location, law enforcement officials found 11 video poker machines and 4 computerized pinball machines, all of which were seized. Officials also confiscated $6074.50, an ATM, 2 firearms, a television, and surveillance cameras and equipment.
Two Trenton residents, were arrested for possession of illegal poker machines and for operating a gambling house. A North Augusta man was also charged in this incident for unlawful gambling, as he was found playing the video poker machines when deputies arrived.
The investigation into this crime is ongoing. Anyone with additional information regarding it or other gambling establishments is encouraged to call the ESCO at 803-637-5337.