KSP Bust Gambling Operation, Arrest Pike Man

SHELBIANA, KY -- Kentucky State Police Friday busted an illegal gambling operation in Shelbiana and arrested a Pike County man in connection with the bust.

The suspect arrested has been identified as 58-year old Larry Adkins of 3030 Greasy Creek Rd. in Shelbiana. He has been charged with eight counts of promoting gambling in the first degree.

A KSP news release reports Troopers Jimmy Anderson and Kevin Thacker were on routine patrol in the Shelbiana area of Pike County when they observed a suspicious male subject walking around a business that was cosed.

The troopers also observed several vehicles parked in front of an unsecured door at the back of the business. Upon further investigation, they discovered an illegal gambling operation.

The officers located and seized several gambling slot machines and an undetermined amount of cash from the location. The KSP say the accused confessed to the troopers that he was the one running the operation. He was arrested at the scene without incident.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Jimmy Anderson..

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  • by lee Location: floyd on Jan 8, 2008 at 06:45 AM
    Illegal gambling has been going on for years in most counties in Kentucky, Why make a big deal now? Unless the Gov is worried he won't get his share of the "pot". War on gambling, let the games begin, forget the war on drugs
  • by Bobby Location: Pikeville on Jan 8, 2008 at 04:17 AM
    making Pikeville some place people want to go is impossible.At least folks with an IQ over 40.
  • by JOE Location: BLOW on Jan 8, 2008 at 02:53 AM
    I hate to tell you people this but this state already has gambling. It is called lottery and bingo. Gambling has been here a long time, its just ok if the churches run it I guess. But for fun lets blame that on Beshear too.
  • by Jethro Location: Rat Cheer on Jan 7, 2008 at 08:46 PM
    They were not only researching the viability of a casino in Pike county, they were pointing out that if Pikeville gets casinos, then they will HAVE to build I-66 to handle the traffic. Just imagine, casinos in Pikeville to draw from W.V. & Va.; London, drawing from Knoxville; Somerset, drawing from Lake Cumberland's tourists; Bowling Green, taking money from Nashville and Ft.s Knox and Campbell; and Paducah, robbing Mo. and Il., all linked to one another by a superwide, supersmooth, scenic?, superhighway! Kinda makes you want to cry don't it? Especially when you realize that the casino profits wouldn't go to fix the state's real problems, they would go to Stevie's lawyer friends handling all the imminent domain suits used to secure the right of way.
  • by Jimmy on Jan 7, 2008 at 05:23 PM
    In Pike you can find a place gamble,drink,or anything else. But only in certian spots and for certian people.But for every one else its a crime!!!
  • by Joe Location: Hazard, KY> on Jan 6, 2008 at 02:37 PM
    Why cant all the local law inforcement bust the gambling in and around Hazard and Perry County. They know where they are at.
  • by steve on Jan 5, 2008 at 07:35 PM
    Oh i guess steve beashear will pardon these guys since he loves gambling so good.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jan 5, 2008 at 07:23 PM
    If only he could've waited till the Gov made it legal...
  • by Peter Location: Pikeville on Jan 5, 2008 at 11:44 AM
    this goes on everywhere in Pike County. Make this stop! We need more policeman here to bust them kind of redneck trash!! White trash at its finest!
  • by Anonymous Location: WTF on Jan 5, 2008 at 10:51 AM
    Man I can sure rest better tonight knowing this guy is locked up, and that someone down the street can still sell METH. Get with the program people lets concentrate on the serious issue's here and save our tax dollars for putting real slim behind bars and not worry about this simple crap, I bet if it was a large operation that it won't have been busted. but i quess someone has to pay for the policemans ball. haha
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