Video game crackdown continues

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Troy police made another seizure of a video gaming machine Wednesday.

Arrested and charged with

one count of possession of a gambling device was Deann Cannon, 26, of Troy, said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, spokesman for the Troy Police Department.

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The arrest came after police discovered a video gambling machine at Brown's Country Mart on Hwy. 231.

Also arrested was Paresh Patel, 34, of Troy, on one count of possession of a gambling device. That arrest stemmed from discovery of a machine a Shoppers Stop on Tuesday. Police had allowed Patel to arrange child care before taking him into custody.

Possession of a gambling device is a Class A misdemeanor.

Scarbrough said these cases were still under investigation, as were investigations into other suspected locations.

More arrests are possible, he said.