Attorney General Comments on Jefferson County Gambling Raid

The following is a news release.

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange said that his office will prosecute any criminal cases that may arise from the service of search warrants regarding suspected illegal slot machines in Brighton, AL today.  The operation was conducted by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of agents from the Attorney General's Office, and prosecutors from the Birmingham Division of the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office will be appointed to assist in the prosecutions that will result.

"This should serve as a signal to others who have or are contemplating such action that the State of Alabama will not tolerate illegal gambling, and that law enforcement officials will stand together to investigate and prosecute suspected crimes," said Attorney General Strange. "I stand firmly and proudly with Sheriff Mike Hale in seeing that our laws are enforced throughout Jefferson County."