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Detectives seize machines, cash from illegal sweepstakes activity

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The Vice and Narcotics Division worked with the Alcohol Beverage Control Unit Wednesday to investigate a tip about illegal sweepstakes activity.

Detectives received information about illegal slot machines and sweepstakes activity at the Queens Gold Sweepstakes on South Tryon Street.

Officers say they found a combination of 24 electronic and slot machines, in violation of North Carolina general statute 14-306.1A. The machines contained poker, bingo, keno, and other video games that require money be deposited to play.

Detectives seized the machines and more than $1,500 in cash.

Employee Brunelle S. Pace, 23, was charged for operation of the slot machines.

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