The Kentucky State Police (KSP) raided a business in downtown Middlesboro on Monday after receiving complaints on the Cumberland Market.
According to a press release, over the course of a few weeks, KSP Post 10 in Harlan has received several complaints regarding the use of illegal gambling machines in Bell County. KSP detectives Tyson Lawson and Keith Saylor along with Trooper Craig Miller were assigned to investigate these complaints.On Monday, while Miller was inside Cumberland Market located on Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro conducting his investigation, it was made known he was a trooper. As a result of the investigation being compromised, the area was secured to preserve the evidence and a search warrant was obtained. After executing the search warrant, 12 illegal gambling machines were seized along with $963 in cash.
Det. Tyson Lawson is in charge of the investigation. The investigating units were assisted on the scene by KSP sergeants Jackie Pickrell and Jimmy Young, troopers Brent Sizemore and Joey Brigmon. Also assisting were KSP K-9 Trooper Dallas Eubanks and KSP/CVE K-9 Unit, Officer Landry Collett.