Booneville business closed for alleged illegal gambling activity

Photos: Booneville Police Department

A local business has been closed due to alleged illegal gambling activity.

Posted: Mar. 14, 2019 3:54 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A local business has been closed due to alleged illegal gambling activity.

On March 8, Booneville police used a search warrant at the business, On The Spot Game Room, on North Second Street.

Police say this was the result of an anonymous tip.

Police say they searched the business and seized an illegal electronic gambling machine, gambling paraphernalia and more than $500 in cash.

The business’ owner, Dustin Wilkins, 35, of Tishomingo, was arrested and charged with facilitation of illegal gambling by electronic means, operating a business without a permit, and violation of tobacco ordinance.

The business will remain closed until a permit is obtained for operation and it is brought up to code, police say.

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