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Cumberland County Authorities Raid House Used For Illegal Gambling

Posted May 2, 2002

— A rural road in Cumberland County led investigators to a house used for illegal gambling.

A tip led investigators to the home about 1 mile down a road in Linden. Investigators found three illegal video poker machines and a pool table inside the home. No one was in the home.

Cumberland County Sheriff Earl Butler said three video poker machines may not seem like a big deal, but they are a part of a much bigger problem.

"We can't control it. There are so many of these machines. We work with the leads we get, the limited number of personnel we have to deal with these machines and illegal gambling devices. It puts us at a real disadvantage," Butler said.

Cumberland County has the third largest number of registered poker machines in North Carolina.

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