Vape shop raided in Isle of Wight for alleged illegal gambling

Vape shop raided in Isle of Wight for alleged illegal gambling


(ANITA) AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING INVESTIGATION IS DEVELOPING IN ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY RIGHT NOW. JUST A FEW HOURS AGO, DEPUTIES RAIDED A VAPE SHOP. (TOM) NO ARRESTS YET, BUT DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING WICKED VAPES SINCE THE SUMMER. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S JASON MARKS IS THERE. JASON — POLICE BELIEVE AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATION HAS BEEN GOING ON THERE FOR QUITE SOME TIME. (JASON) DEPUTIES TELL ME INSIDE THIS BUSINESS THERE WERE 39 COMPUTERS– THEY SAY THEY WERE ALL BEING USED FOR GAMBLING. (JASON MARKS) (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) OPERATION IN THE BACK OF THE STORE” ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY DEPUTIES HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS BUILDING FOR THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS. INSIDE THEY SAY THERE WERE ROWS OF COMPUTERS FULL OF WHAT THEY CALL ILLEGAL GAMES. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) “SO THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IS SLOT STYLE GAMING THAT A IS COMPUTER BASED” THE BUSINESS ALONG CARROLLTON BOULEVARD IS CALLED WICKED VAPES. IT IS LICENSED TO ONLY OPERATE A VAPE STORE. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S PARTICIPATE IN THIS GAMBLING AND THESE GAMING OPERATIONS” LOOKING AT THE BUILDING YOU WON’T FIND ANY SIGNS THAT SAY WICKED VAPES. DEPUTIES SAY THAT WAS A RED FLAG. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) “WE GOT SOME COMPLAINTS FROM SOME OF THE SURROUNDING BUSINESS OWNERS AND SOME OF THE RESIDENTS HERE IN CARROLLTON ABOUT THE TRAFFIC IN AND OUT OF THIS BUILDING ESPECIALLY AT LATE NIGHT HOURS” EVERYTHING INSIDE THE BUSINESS WILL NOW BE SEIZED. WE’RE TOLD THE OWNER OF WICKED VAPES WAS NOT HERE AT THE TIME AND DEPUTIES SERVED A SEARCH WARRANT AT HIS NEAR BY HOME ON NELSON MAINE. THESE TYPES OF RAIDS HAVE HAPPENED OFTEN IN HAMPTON ROADS. DEPUTIES SAY PEOPLE PLAY THE GAMES FOR THE CHANCE OF WINNING OR LOSING BIG. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY SHERIFF’S CHANCE TO PLAY THESE GAMES THEY ARE COMING OUT WITH CASH IN HAND” (JASON) DEPUTIES ARE LOOKING TO SEE IF THE OWNER HAS SIMILAR BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT HAMPTON ROADS. SO FAR NO ONE HAD BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED. LIVE IN ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY JASON MARKS 10 ON YOUR SIDE.

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