The Georgia Bureau of Invetigation, along with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, raided three Liberty County stores Tuesday for alleged violations of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws
The raids were conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit and Midway Police Department as officers served search warrants on three Midway area convenience stores.
They allege the stores were paying out cash from slot machines, which can be legal if winners receive only credits for items in the store or lottery tickets.
The warrants were executed at the following business locations:
BP Gas Station, 27 S. Coastal Highway
Bill Carter Corner Store, 7175 E. Oglethorpe Highway
Pal N Foodmart, 16 Leroy Coffer Highway.
Four arrests were made.
Agents were allegedly tipped off back in August after receiving several complaints. The businesses were under survellience for 60-90 days, according to authorities, who reportedly seized items that could have come from the gambling operations during the raids.