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42 Sweepstakes machines confiscated in Catawba raid

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CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

The Catawba County Sheriff's Office confiscated 42 sweepstakes gaming machines in an evening raid at a local business, according to officials.

Deputies were acting on tips from the public that Vegas at the Lake, located on Highway 150 in Catawba County, was operating the machines.

An undercover officer was sent in the business, where he saw people were playing the illegal sweepstakes gaming machines, deputies said.

Warrants were signed, and the business was raided Wednesday. When deputies arrived, ten people were inside playing the games. They were questioned and released, officials said.

The owner of the business, Miranda Setzer, was issued a misdemeanor citation for operating a sweepstakes business.

Deputies told WBTV that 42 sweepstakes machines were confiscated in the raid.

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