RICHLAND COUNTY (WACH) -- The Richland County Sheriff's Department is cracking down on gambling machines, and spent Thursday night following up on CrimeStoppers tips.
Sheriff Leon Lott gave those who own the gambling machines a five day period to get rid of them after South Carolina Senate passed a bill making them illegal last month.
Since January 21, the Community Action Team has been raiding businesses they have received tips on.
Thursday evening around 6:30 p.m. deputies seized 10 machines off of a truck, and four more during their raid at a bar later that night.
"We tend to find prostitution, narcotics. A lot of that street level crime is out there and a lot of the establishments that have illegal gambling machines, they allow those type of folks to come around their business," said Lieutenant Rafael Gonzalez.
UPDATE: Friday afternoon, Richland County Sheriff's Department sent a list of persons arrested in the raids:
Below are the names and charges of the persons arrested during the operation:
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