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Gambling devices seized from Gadsden VFW Post

Authorities remove a gambling device from the VFW Post. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office Authorities remove a gambling device from the VFW Post. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office
Terri H. Smith. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office Terri H. Smith. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office
An eSweeps machine. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office An eSweeps machine. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office
eSweeps machines loaded onto a trailer for removal. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office eSweeps machines loaded onto a trailer for removal. Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office
GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) -

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office seized 12 gambling devices from a local VFW Post Sunday, Oct. 28.

The VFW Post 8600 is located on Rainbow Drive in Gadsden. Sheriff Todd Etrenkin says a search warrant was served Sunday at the post after an investigation uncovered the machines.

Terri H. Smith, the manager of the post, was arrested and charged with one count of possession of a gambling device and one count of promoting gambling. Smith was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond and was later released.

The machines are described as eSweeps devices, which allows players to put money onto an account for continual play. 

The Sheriff's Office said in a press release that additional charges are pending in this case. Check back to MyFoxAl.com for more information as it becomes available.

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