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American Legion Post Cited for Alcohol and Gambling

State officials have cited an American Legion post in Greenup County on gambling and alcohol charges.

WSAZ-TV is reporting that according to a press release, investigators with the Kentucky ABC and Charitable Gaming Enforcement say they “found large quantities of alcoholic beverages, gambling paraphernalia such as pull tab, and cash" during a search of Post 43 earlier this month.

The Kentucky Protection Cabinet says the charges are the result of a two-month investigation after the agency received several complaints of possible illegal activities at Post 43. Investigators say undercover surveillance then revealed that alcohol was being served and gambling was taking place.

As a result, the agency is charging the Post with two counts of selling alcohol in a dry territory and two counts of second-degree promoting gambling. A criminal summons was also issued to the Post Commander, Dennis Page, according to the release.

Page declined to comment on the sale of alcohol, but said the club was in the process of getting a gaming license.

Page also said the club will continue to host activities, including its Memorial Day Veterans Dinner this weekend.

A court date on the charges has been set for May 29.



Filed under: Kentucky | Police investigate | Public service


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