Commercial Gambling Search Warrant in Stewart County

| March 23, 2018

GBI Press Release:

Lumpkin, GA – On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Lumpkin Police Department, and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue executed one (1) search warrant in the City of Lumpkin, Stewart County for violations of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws.

A Search warrant was served at one (1) business location at:

BAPA 1921 LLC, d/b/a “S-Mart”, 334 Main Street, Lumpkin

While searching the location, agents collected evidence related to crimes of commercial gambling and seized monetary assets gained from the illegal use of gaming machines.

The location is currently licensed to operate Coin Operated Amusement Machines.  However, during the course of the investigation, agents discovered customers were receiving cash payouts for winning credits.  In Georgia, credits may only be redeemed for lottery tickets and/or store merchandise.  Arrests are pending.

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