Tanner woman arrested and charged with promoting gambling

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County Sheriff’s Office searched two illegal gambling establishments and arrested a woman on Saturday.

Judy Wilson, 69, was arrested and charged with promoting gambling. The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is working on getting a warrant for a second suspect.

Judy Wilson (Limestone County Sheriff’s Office photo)

Limestone County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Stephen Young says community complaints ultimately led to the raids.

According to the LCSO, they seized 63 machines and over $11,000 in cash at the 2 establishments. One located at 16328 Goode Rd, Tanner, AL, and the other at 19799 George Washington St., Tanner, AL.

Young says both places were given in notice in 2020 that their business operations were against the law.

“At some point in 2020, we helped serve letters from the DA’s office informing those businesses that their operations were illegal, and the way they were doing their gambling at those locations,” said Young. “There was indications they did cease those operations at that point, but later in the year and early this year, we started getting more complaints that they started back up.”

Sheriff Mike Blakely tells News 19 that both establishments have been raided several times in the past.

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