1 arrested in Jacksonville gambling raid


POSTED: Friday, March 15, 2013 - 3:12pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 11:47am

Authorities arrested one person in a Jacksonville gambling raid Friday.

Officers took into custody Saeed Oehme, 58, of Jacksonville, for keeping a gambling place in the 1200 block of West Rusk Street at D C Wholesale Supply Company, according to the Jacksonville Police Department. One person was playing on gaming machine when the arrest happened, but they were later released.

On Thursday, police became aware of the infraction after responding to a disturbance around 1 p.m. The responding officer took photos of slot machines inside and returned the next morning with a search and arrest warrant.

Authorities confiscated 15 video slots gambling machines. Six were found up front and nine in a back room. The suspect had a $500 house limit, according to police.

Oehme, who lives at the store, has owned the business for five years. He is currently is the Jacksonville Police Department Jail and will be transferred to the Cherokee County Jail Saturday.




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When police broke through the warehouse door they found Saeed down on one knee clutching a pair of loaded dice in one hand and a fistfull of worthless US Dollars in the other. In on the raid were agents from the dept. of Homeland Security, bureau of ATF, IRS- financial crimes network, and agents from the US attorney General's office. An annoymous spokesperson revealed that Mr. Oehme was in the US on an expired visa and was; "In a heap of trouble". - Why else would this make the news?

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