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2 slot machines, cash seized at Ohio business

Jan. 23, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

SHERIDAN, Ohio -- Agents with the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Ohio Investigative Unit seized two slot machines and confiscated $1,100 in cash after serving a search warrant Saturday at the Wild Horse Tavern, 1647 County Road 1, according to a news release.

Tammy Douglas, 47, of South Point, was charged with operating a gambling house and gambling, according to the release.

Administrative charges also were issued against the bar for recklessly permitting public gaming, two counts of acquiring, possessing and/or controlling a gambling device, electronic video gambling device game of chance for profit or scheme or chance, and operating a gambling house, according to the release.

The unit conducted the search after receiving complaints from the public, according to the release.

The charges will be heard in Lawrence County Municipal Court.

Once the misdemeanor criminal proceedings are completed, the administrative case will be presented to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, according to the release.

Possible administrative penalties include fines, suspension or revocation of the liquor permit, according to the release.

In Ohio, bars are prohibited from operating slot machines without a license, according to Erik Lockhart, agent in charge of the Ohio Investigative Unit.

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