Two month investigation leads to big gambling bust | Crime
VALLEY, AL - Valley Police finally got to execute a search warrant after two months of investigation, and it paid off big time.
Valley PD and Chambers County Drug Task Force served the warrant on Sunday, Sept. 23 around 6 p.m. on the 4300 block of 20th Avenue in Valley.
They had been tipped off to illegal gambling in the area months ago.
Officers seized about $4,000 in cash, four handguns, two poker tables with several charis, assorted electronic appliances, and several racks of poker chips and decks of playing cards.
The investigation is still ongoing and they anticipate more arrests in the future.
The following individuals were arrested for the following charges:
Promoting Gambling and Possession of a Gambling Device;
Ronnie Joe Yarbrough, age 63, of Valley, Alabama.
Promoting Gambling and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana 2nd Degree;
William Keith Craft, age 27, of Valley, Alabama.
Gregory Alan Yarbrough, age 51, of LaGrange, Georgia.
Marsha Lindsay, age 35, of LaGrange, Georgia.
Maria Estelle Jabaley, age 37, of LaGrange, Georgia.
Emily Melissa Whaley, age 32, of Lanett, Alabama.
Kenneth Lee Coulter, age 45, of Columbus, Georgia.
Gerald Harry Jabaley, age 69, of Palmetto, Georgia.
Ted Allen Lawler, age 54, of Opelika, Alabama.
Joseph Michael Johnson, age 61, of Valley, Alabama.
Joseph Elijah Laro, age 41, of Opelika, Alabama.
Adam Whittington Foley, age 38, of Barnesville, Georgia
James Michael Wilbourn. Age 54, of Columbus, Georgia
Kenneth Michael Yancey, age 66, of Valley, Alabama.
Herbert F. West II, age 35, of Auburn, Alabama
Davey Solomon, age 57, of Hamilton, Georgia
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