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State reveals cost of raid on Victoryland casino

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File Photo: Alabama State Troopers assist in the raid on Victoryland. The total cost to the Dept. of Public Safety was $14,000. File Photo: Alabama State Troopers assist in the raid on Victoryland. The total cost to the Dept. of Public Safety was $14,000.
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SHORTER, AL (WSFA) -

As the question concerning the legality of electronic bingo in Alabama lingers, without a court date, we now know more about what the raid at Victoryland cost the state of Alabama.

On the day following the raid, WSFA 12 News specifically requested information from the Alabama Department of Public Safety regarding costs for State Troopers to help serve the search warrant and assist with safety measures.

Monday, authorities released the figures saying that the total cost for Troopers alone came to just under $14,000. The Department of Public Safety says the special detail was at the request of Attorney General Luther Strange's office.

The assignment was a total of 40 hours to ensure a sufficient number of Troopers remained on regular patrol. During that 40 hour detail, the AG's office seized more than 1,600 gaming devices and more than $220,000 in cash.

The forfeiture action was scheduled to be handled by Judge Tom Young in Macon County. The state asked Judge Young to recuse himself from the case, but he declined to do so. No, the matter is being appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court.

Victoryland's attorneys filed a response late Monday afternoon with the Supreme Court asking the justices not to order Judge Young to recuse himself.

Both parties say they are ready for their day in court.

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