SC Now Morning News – Darlington deputies bust gambling house in Hartsville

News | February 13th, 2017

February 13, 2017

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — A search warrant resulted in one arrest when numerous illegal gambling events and machines were discovered on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 1826 S. Fifth Street in Hartsville.

Deputies with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Hartsville Police Department and SLED, found several “poker style tables” with poker chips and money tallies of illegal gambling events.

Multiple illegal poker video gaming systems were also discovered during the search, according to a release from the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

Shannon Marie Witherspoon, 40, of Darlington was arrested during the service of the search warrant and was charged with five counts of possession of gambling devices, one count of operating a gambling house, one count of unlawful games and betting and one count of betting.

Witherspoon has since been released on a $10,000 bond.

This case remains under investigation by the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office and additional arrest warrants are pending, according to the release.

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