Sheriff Andy R. Hughes speaks about AG Luther Strange's decision to serve a search warrant for Center Stage Alabama.
"I was recently contacted by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. A request was made for assistance in the execution of a search warrant related to the operation of electronic bingo at Center Stage Alabama in Houston County. I sent personnel from the Houston County Sheriff's Office to go with agents from the Attorney General’s Office to be on hand for the execution of the search warrant.
My main concern during the execution of this search warrant was to make sure that it was carried out in a lawful and proper manner. I will not be involved in a media circus concerning the legal action. Any further inquiries should be addressed to the Attorney General’s Office.
I would like to encourage the legislature and the Alabama Supreme Court to do everything within their power to resolve the issue of gambling in the State of Alabama in a timely manner."
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