Illegal video machines seized


Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office seized seven illegal video machines at Bugaloo's Store located at 301 Chestnut St. in Gaffney.

A hearing was held in Magistrate's Court on Thursday, December 2 and a destruction order was issued giving Deputies authorization to destroy the machines. 

The Sheriff's Office is in the process of obtaining a secure rental space to house future confiscated machines. We should have a place to put the illegal machines Monday, December 13. The machines will be held until a Magistrate issues a destruction order in which all machines will be demolished.

Monday morning, SLED Agents and Deputies with the Sheriff's Office will be visiting suspected locations where illegal machines might be located and will be seizing any illegal machines and issuing the proper citations. 

SLED Agents will also issue citations against the location's beer and / or liquor license which could result in the revocation of their alcohol license.

Illegal video machines are prohibited anywhere in South Carolina.

Starting Monday, December 13 anyone having knowledge of a location where illegal video machines are being operated or stored should call the Sheriff's Office Metro Narcotics Division at 487-2737 or 487-2504.