East Ridge Police served a search warrant on Wednesday at about noon in regards to aggravated gambling promotion at suite 150 of Ridgewood Village commercial complex at 5611 Ringgold Road. Upon service of the search warrant six patrons of the illegal gambling establishment were identified and released. A few additional individuals were detained in regards to their specific roles in facilitating the activities of the establishment. They were released with charges of aggravated gambling promotion pending.
The suite is leased to Mirror Mirror Productions and had recently been renovated to include a makeshift thrift shop in the front area of the suite to act as a cover for the gambling activities taking place in the back. An elaborate system of electronic video gambling was located in the rear of the suite. It included eight individual video gambling machines with touch screens, a homemade computer server hidden in the ceiling and a concealed kill switch designed to shut the power to the machines down in the event of a raid by law enforcement.
East Ridge Police seized equipment, files and cash. The investigation is ongoing.
Additional information is expected to be available at a later time, but no further information is currently available.