The Washington County District Attorney’s Gaming Task Force and members of the Charleroi Police Department on Thursday executed a raid on two bars in that community—Myford Hotel and the M & D Bar and Grill—for possession and use of illegal gaming devices.
The devices at the center of the investigation are typical video slot machines, the district attorney's office indicated in a release.
In all, the agents seized seven machines and over $2,100.
District Attorney Eugene Vittone lauded the raids, saying they are "an important first step in combating illegal gambling within the county, and in addressing problem bars which have become a haven for other illegal activity."
Vittone also thanked the efforts of the Gaming Task Force and the efforts of the Charleroi Police Department—particularly Chief Mike Matyas—for making the operation and seizure a success.
Charges will be forthcoming in the near future, according to Vittone.