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Authorities Raid 12 Illegal Gambling Locations in Clayton, Rockdale
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 Authorities Raid 12 Illegal Gambling Locations in Clayton, Rockdale

On Monday, December 6th, twelve illegal gambling locations were simultaneously raided by FBI, ICE, ATF, US Marshalls, Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Conyers Police Department and Clayton County Fire Department after Clayton County Sheriff’s received numerous complaints about gambling activity in the area.

Assisted by the aforementioned agencies, authorities were able to apprehend their key perpetrator, Larry Lee Simmons who manufacturers gambling machines and acts as the owner of The Cedar Room, which is located in Riverdale. Other perpetrators were apprehended and arrested.

The raids included: the home of Larry Lee Simmons, 3 warehouses in Rockdale County and 8 businesses in Clayton County. 

Those arrested have been charged with 1.  Commercial Gambling  2.  Possession/Manufacture of Gambling Equipment 3.  Keeping a Gambling Place  Federal charges are pending, and additional arrests are expected.  Seizures included $175,000 in cash and several hundred gambling machines.

There were no injuries during the course of this initiative.  All businesses have been shut down. 

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