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Middle Georgia stores, homes searched in joint investigation into illegal gambling

Authorities search Tobacco World on U.S. 41 North

A joint law enforcement investigation into illegal gambling led to the search of several businesses and a handful of homes Tuesday, including Tobacco World, 2991 U.S. 41 North, Warner Robins.
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A joint law enforcement investigation into illegal gambling led to the search of several businesses and a handful of homes Tuesday, including Tobacco World, 2991 U.S. 41 North, Warner Robins.

A joint law enforcement investigation into illegal gambling led to the search of several businesses and a handful of homes Tuesday in multiple Middle Georgia locations.

Arrests are pending, according to a Warner Robins police news release.

The stores and homes are located in Warner Robins, Centerville, Macon, Byron and Perry.

The investigation was conducted by the Warner Robins Police Department, Georgia Department of Revenue, Georgia Lottery Corp. and the Houston County District Attorney’s Office.

“Our investigation led us to the following places of business and residences in reference to records, documents and proceeds on illegal gambling practice,” the release said.

Those businesses were:

  • Simply Self Storage, 6416 Peake Road, Suite 15, Macon

  • Tobacco World, 2991 U.S. 41 North, Warner Robins

  • Raceway/Georgia Lottery Station, 2502 Ga. 247 Connector, Byron

  • Low Lo Food Mart, 1400 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins

  • Quick Stop 3, 1063 Russell Parkway, Warner Robins

  • Sunoco, 1001 Leverette Road, Warner Robins

  • Jump In, 915 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins
  • Circle 9 Food Mart, 423 General Courtney Hodges Blvd., Perry

  • Jack’s Wine & Spirits, 100 John E. Howard Drive, Byron

Warrants were executed at residences in the 200 block of Bridgeway Drive in Warner Robins, the 100 block of Estates Way in Warner Robins, the 100 block of Cheshire Drive in Warner Robins, the 100 block of Jamestown Court in Centerville and the 500 block of Saint Marlo Drive in Centerville, the release said.

Authorities on scene at Tobacco World on Tuesday afternoon declined comment. Jennifer Parson, public information officer for Warner Robins police, declined comment.

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