Lenoir Co arrests in connection to gambling machines

PINK HILL, NC (WNCT) – The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office charged five in connection to video poker machines found at a home on Potters Hills Road.

Deputies say a tip led them to the home on July 2. They say they found illegal “pot of gold” machines and marijuana.

Sheriff Ronnie Ingram stated, “we will shut down any illegal gambling operations that we find in Lenoir County.  Additionally, based on the guidance given by the District Attorney’s office, we will continue compliance checks to assure all other gaming businesses are operating under current legal standards.”

More charges could be coming pending drug test results from the State Crime Laboratory.

The charges are as follows:

Christopher Michael Brown, 35, of 6526 Potters Hill Road, Pink Hill was charged with playing/operating video poker machines.

Amanda Kelly Brown, 32, of 6526 Potters Hill Road, Pink Hill was charged with playing/operating video poker machines and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alexis Nicole Saunders, 20, of 1684 NC Hwy. 111, Chinquapin was charged with playing/operating video poker machine.

Jessica Lynne Foy, 23, of 1864 NC Hwy. 111, Chinquapin was charged with playing/operating video poker machines.

Jonathan Michael Dew, 29, of Beulaville was charged with possession of ½ ounce or less of marijuana and playing/operating video poker machine.

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