Police seize 49 sweepstakes machines

Aug. 26, 2013 @ 07:02 PM

High Point police arrested a man and seized 49 sweepstakes machines after executing a search warrant Thursday evening.
James Lindsay Matthews, 59, was arrested and charged with felony possession of more than five sweepstakes machines and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Detectives from the department’s vice unit executed a search warrant at Skylar Mays, at 2219 S. Main St., at 5:30 p.m. Thursday evening. The search turned up three televisions, 49 sweepstakes gaming devices, a computer, surveillance equipment, 2.9 grams of marijuana, paperwork and $7,209 in cash.
Matthews received a written promise to appear.
- Chanel Davis