Police seize ‘Internet cafe’machines; two people face gambling charges
Undercover agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) played the different gambling games on computers at two “Internet cafes” in Gaffney, said Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton.
Detective Joey Guyton of the Cherokee County Metro Narcotics Unit has arrested two people and charged them with operating a gaming house.
James Melvin Hicks Jr., 43, of 317 Hillcrest Drive, Gaffney, is accused of operating a gaming house at Possum Corner Internet Cafe, 530 S. Granard St., Gaffney.
Norman L. Childers, 58, of 303 Natures Trail, Gaffney, is accused of operating a gaming house at Gameland Bingo Internet Cafe.
Both have been released on bond.
Tommy Fisher Devore, 40, of 598 Lyman St., Gaffney, and Jack E. Rice, 58, of 110 Westland Drive, Gaffney, were issued citations for gambling.
The S.C. Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the cases.