Police find illegal gambling machines at downtown Charleston club

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators with Charleston police say they found several illegal gambling machines at a downtown club.

The Charleston Police Department arrested 76-year-old Bennie Gardner on Wednesday and charged him with operating a gambling establishment.

On Wednesday, members of CPD's Special Investigations Unit and SLED executed a search warrant at 176 Line Street.

A police report states officers confiscated 14 illegal gambling machines and $5,000 in cash.

Police are continuing the investigation.

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