Confiscated gambling machines became junkyard fodder Friday after the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department crushed them with a bulldozer at the county’s Lily Landfill.
According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, 27 electric gambling machines confiscated by the department were under court order to be destroyed.
The machines were discovered earlier this year at two different locations in the county, according to Root. One establishment on U.S. 25 one mile north of London had 19 machines on site. Those machines were confiscated in June. The remaining were at the second location and confiscated in August. Root said the investigations were unrelated, and a total of five people were arrested.
Once the machines were transported by truck to the landfill, a bulldozer took care of the rest. Present for the demolition were Root, Chief Deputy Eddie Sizemore, Lt. Rodney Van Zant and Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter.