Woman turns herself in on charges of possessing illegal video gambling devices

akflanagan@thestate.comJanuary 30, 2014 


— A 46-year-old woman turned herself in to authorities after a warrant was issued for her arrest on charges of unlawfully possessing two illegal video gambling devices.

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said Deborah Lee Truett of Lexington is being held at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.

According to arrest warrants, narcotics investigators along with SLED discovered Truett was operating two illegal video gambling devices at Horseshoe Tavern at 2710 Emanuel Church Road on January 16.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Truet told her employees to pay cash to customers who won games playing a table-top Game Gallery III video gambling device and a table-top CA video gambling device.

Sheriff Metts said both devices were equipped with remote systems controlled by key fobs that could alter the gaming board from an illegal gambling game to a legal game. Those key fobs were found in Truett’s possession, Metts said.

Along with the two illegal video gambling devices, Metts said investigators seized $938 in cash.

Sheriff Metts asks anyone with information about illegal gambling devices to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC.

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