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Dacula Man Arrested During Commercial Gambling Bust

Three arrested in a raid on a Duluth business.

A Dacula man was among three people arrested earlier this month in a gambling raid on a Gwinnett business, according to police.

On May 3, Gwinnett Police executed a search warrant for commercial gambling at the Sweetwater Bar and Grill on Old Norcross Road in Duluth, according to police records.

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Elie W. Germanos of Dacula, the bar owner, was arrested on charges of commercial gambling, keeping a gambling place, and possession of gambling devices.

Fred Benjamin Ferguson of a McGinnis Ferry Road address in Suwanee, a manager, was arrested on charges of commercial gambling, keeping a gambling place, and possession of gambling devices, police said. Also arrested was Katherine Stephens of Marietta, a bartender, on a commercial gambling charge.

Undercover officers were paid cash for gambling winnings from seven different gambling machines on several different occasions, police said. During the raid, investigators from the Vice and Narcotics Units seized $12,000 from the business.

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