Kentucky would not be the first state that comes to mind when you think of illegal gambling. The spotlight has been on the state late last week with the arrest of six people on illegal gambling charges.
A Madison County Grand Jury indicted six people on Thursday for their roles in illegal gambling in Kentucky. The arrests stem from a three month police investigation.
Carolyn Sue Eland, Jerry W. Garland, Charles Barnard, Solomon Worth McGuire III, Mark Hudack, and William Miller, were all arrested in the sting.
Five of the people arrested were charged with second degree promoting gambling. The indictment stated that all of the men, “knowingly advanced or profited from unlawful gambling activity.”
The only person not hit with those charges was Eland. She only received charges of permitting gambling. According to the indictment, she was in charge of an establishment that was being used for the illegal gambling.
As was the case in several other states, local residents had called the police and complained about the gambling machines that were being played. They then took the leads and began an investigation into the matter.
The machines that were being played resided at seven different locations. None of the locations had the proper licenses that it takes to operate the gambling machines.