JPD warns businesses about illegal gambling devices

(Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
(Source: Jonesboro Police Department)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police have four local businesses on their radar for having illegal gambling devices.

According to Sgt. Cassie Brandon with JPD, the Street Crimes Unit met with City Attorney Carol Duncan on Friday.

Duncan reportedly drafted a letter explaining the law against gaming machines.

Brandon said four businesses received the letter after being found to have gambling devices. They are:

  • The Exxon station at Redwolf and Highland.
  • Jordan's Kwik Shop at Dan and Parker.
  • Citgo at Gee and Washington.
  • QT Mart at Flint and Nettleton.

Each business has a week to remove the devices from its stores.

According to Brandon, after that, the machines will be seized and charges could be filed.

"There could be the possibility that maybe they don't realize that they are against the law to possess," Brandon said. "The benefit of the doubt is let's give them an opportunity like I said to get rid of them before we have to take any sort of enforcement action."

JPD is still seeking information on other possible locations in Jonesboro.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android