Officials with the state’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement now say they seized 74 video gambling machines and more than $80,000 in cash while serving warrants at 37 Lawrence County addresses on Wednesday afternoon in a continuing investigation meant to address illegal gambling in the county.
Although 110 members of the LCE and the Pennsylvania State Police participated in the simultaneous inspections at 4:00 PM Wednesday afternoon, no arrests were made. An LCE official, though, stated that arrests may be sought following the review of the inspections.
Officials served warrants on 35 Lawrence County businesses which operate under state liquor licenses, as well as a company that provides service to automatic teller machines and the home of the man who owns the company.
The LCE report indicates that the Lawrence County investigation has been ongoing for about thirteen months.