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News Nearby: 3 Charged in Gwinnett Commercial Gambling Bust

Gwinnett Police executed a search warrant for commercial gambling at the Sweetwater Bar and Grill on Old Norcross Road in Duluth.

A Suwanee 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.

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 were Katherine Stephens of Marietta, a bartender, on a commercial gambling charge; and bar owner Elie W. Germanos of Dacula, on charges of commercial gambling, keeping a gambling place, and possession of gambling devices.

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.

This information was obtained from the Gwinnett Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. Questions should be directed to suwanee@patch.com.

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