South Point Bar Owner Cited for Gambling Violations

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

SOUTH POINT, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Investigators with the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Ohio Investigative Unit cited a South Point bar owner for gambling violations.

Investigators say they searched the Wild Horse Tavern in the 1600 block of County Road 1 in South Point on Saturday, after receiving complaints from the public about gambling at the bar.

The owner, Tammy Douglas, 47, of South Point, faces charges of operating a gambling house and gambling.

Administrative charges were also filed against the tavern. They include one count of recklessly permitting public gaming, two counts of possessing gambling devices and two counts of operating operating a gambling house.

During the search, agents seized two slots machines, records and $1,100.

The criminal case will be heard in Lawrence County Municipal Court.

Once those proceedings are complete, the administrative case will be presented to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for their consideration. Possible administrative penalties include fine, suspension or revocation of the liquor permit.

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