Illegal gambling operation busted in Laurel County

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

Investigators say it's one of the biggest operations they've busted.

Sheriff's deputies found gambling machines in the back of a Laurel County building once occupied by a funeral home.

Officials with the Laurel County Sheriff's Office say they collected nearly $10,000 cash from the bust.

Samuel Gabbard owns a building next to the one that was busted.

Gabbard was shocked to hear that illegal gambling had taken place right next door.

Shannon Jones and Raymond Wright were arrested for Promoting Gambling First Degree.

Police say this type of illegal operation tends to draw other illegal activities into the area.

Police say they will continue to investigate the case in order to determine the owners of the building.

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