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Deputies arrest woman, 73, for operating illegal gambling house

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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A team of Richland County Sheriff's deputies say they found evidence of an illegal gambling operation in a Lower Richland County home.

Deputies say officers from the Community Action Team responded to a Crimestoppers tip that illegal gambling was being run out of a house at 7522 Stone Street.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says deputies found seven illegal gambling machines, a .38 revolver, about $6,600 in cash, and a jar containing marijuana inside the home.  Lott says deputies also found ledgers tallying payouts, IOUs, profit and loss.

Deputies arrested 73-year-old Betty Graham.  She is accused of running the gambling operation. Sheriff Lott says she was charged in connection with operating a gambling house, the gaming machines and the drugs.

Graham was taken to Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center for a bond hearing.

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