Three Marion County Web Cafés Forced to Shut Down
It was the beginning of the end of an undercover investigation by Marion County officials. Both Ocala Police and Marion County deputies busted three web cafes for violation of gambling laws.
All three business, two in Ocala and one in Summerfield, were shut down today when the Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement Team of Marion County made the bust.
Sgt. Angy Scroble with the Ocala Police Department said a total of three people were arrested today and they are still looking for one more.
Among the business shut down was Marion Internet Services in Summerfield, Gator Café II in Ocala and Cyber Zone Café in Ocala.
The owner of Cyber Café in Ocala, Jeffery Reed was busted last year for the same violations at his establishment in Dunnellon. There is now a warrant out for his arrest again today.
Also arrested were 45-year old Kamaljit Rai, 39-year old John Andrews, and 20-year old Krystal Stoy.
"They run some undercover operations, during those operations they established there's probable cause that the gambling laws in the state of Florida were being violated by these locations, so they obtained search warrants for the premises and today, they were served," said Scroble.
Between the three raids today, officials seized 25 Vegas-style electronic slot machines, and over 200 computer gambling stations.
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