Police News: Casino Style Gambling
On May 9th, officers from the Smyrna Police Department and two members of the Rutherford County EMS SORT Team executed search warrants at two locations in Smyrna after a lengthy investigation into illegal gambling.
As a result of these search warrants, officers seized over $18,000 in currency, guns, a small amount of narcotics, and gambling paraphernalia. Two subjects were charged with aggravated promotion of gambling and possession of gambling devices, Russell Hairr and George Barton. Bond was set at $11,000 for Hairr and $17,000 for Barton. Both individuals are currently being held at the Rutherford County Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing and other charges are still pending.