Tuscaloosa raids yield collection of illegal gaming materials, alcohol being sold without license

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation Alcohol Division and the Tuscaloosa Police Department have been conducting investigations into the illegal sales of alcohol and gambling operations in Tuscaloosa County.

Investigators executed a search warrant in the 200 block of E 49th Avenue in Tuscaloosa on February 5, and confiscated 170 beers, various brands of liquors, tobacco products, snack foods and a handgun that had been reported stolen, as well as U.S. currency.

Juretha Ann Scott, 50 of Tuscaloosa, was arrested on charges of sale of alcohol without a business license. This investigation is ongoing and more charges may be pending.

Investigators executed other search warrants in the 1100 block of E. James I Harrison Parkway in Tuscaloosa, and in the 1600 block of Avalon Drive in Cottondale on February 8. During the investigations into illegal gambling and bookmaking activities, the following evidence was confiscated: betting slips, gaming sheets, a laptop computer and a total of $3566.86 in cash. This investigation is ongoing and according to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, numerous arrests are forthcoming.

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