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CMPD shuts down sweepstakes parlor

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have shut down a sweepstakes parlor after the business allegedly failed to comply to a written notice from the District Attorney’s Office.

Police say J&W Business Center, in the 400 block of Westinghouse Boulevard, had not complied with the notice from the DA. So police officers visited the business on Thursday.

“As a result of the investigation, the J&W Business Center was found to be in violation of North Carolina gambling and electronic sweepstakes laws,” Officer Keith Trietley, a CMPD spokesman, said in a news release.

Trietley said detectives got a search warrant and seized 78 electronic sweepstakes gaming machines and more than $3,500 in cash.

Police say the investigation is continuing and that charges are pending in the case.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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