One arrested, four ticketed after police shut down gambling establishment

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Georgetown business owner was arrested and four others were ticketed after police shut down an alleged gambling operation on Front Street Tuesday.

Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown said police and agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division executed a search warrant at Charlie’s Music Co. Inc. located at 1200 Front Street for Illegal gaming machines.

Sled agents seized the following: 10 Pot O Gold machines, 1 mega touch machine, $2,650 dollars in cash and various debit card receipts. The owner, Ricky Lee Bone, turned himself in Thursday and was charged with maintaining a gambling establishment.

Four females were ticketed and released from the location. They are employee Mabelyn Hanks, Lydia Frasier, Maria Smith and Cynthia Morant. They have been charged with gambling.

Brown said after receiving a tip, authorities began watching the business and sent in an undercover informant. Based on information received, a search warrant was obtained and executed.

He said the surveillance began about six weeks ago.

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