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Tip Leads To Gambling Bust At Business

Posted March 2, 2005 3:58 a.m. EST

— An anonymous 911 call helped Garner police hit the jackpot.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story included a picture of The Tobacco Shack. It turns out the store had nothing to do with the bust.

Investigators seized five video poker machines from a building on Highway 70. Police say the video poker machines belong to James Mullins. They accuse him of being part of an illegal bingo operation.

Mullins was charged with operating more than three video gaming machines inside the business and failure to register gaming machines with the local sheriff prior to operation.

Garner police seized the machines and more than $900 in cash. Mullins, 74, is scheduled to appear in court on March 23.