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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2012

AG, WALKER COUNTY DA ANNOUNCE SEARCH
WARRANTS SERVED FOR GAMBLING DEVICES

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange and Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair announced the results of a law enforcement operation conducted yesterday morning by Special Agents and representatives of the Attorney General’s Office, the Walker County District Attorney’s Office and the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.

Search warrants were served at the Arrow Head Golf Course, 3947 Holly Grove Road, in Jasper, and at a house with blackened windows located on Nauvoo Road near Jagger Road in Nauvoo. Agents confiscated 60 electronic gambling devices, a 9 mm automatic gun and an undisclosed amount of cash. No arrests have been made.

"It is important for the people of Alabama—as well as those who would break our laws--to realize that law enforcement agencies are partnering in continuing efforts such as this one to fight illegal gambling in communities throughout our state," said Attorney General Strange. "We are committed to work with local law enforcement whenever feasible to see that Alabama’s gambling laws are properly enforced."

District Attorney Adair stated, "I fully support Attorney General Strange’s efforts to fight illegal gambling activities in Alabama, not only in Walker County but throughout the state."

This operation is part of a continuing joint investigation into possible illegal gambling activities by the Attorney General’s Office and the Walker County District Attorney’s Office. Information about future court proceedings is not yet available, but later inquiries may be directed to the District Attorney’s Office. No additional details may be provided regarding this operation or the investigation at this time.

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