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Alabama Man Found Not Guilty Of Felony In Illegal Poker Game Case

Jurors Acquit John Turner About Two Years After Game Was Raided


An Alabama man named John C. Turner was found not guilty late this week on a felony charge related to running a card game that was raided about two years ago, the Dothan Eagle reported Friday.

According to the Eagle, police said they seized $12,000 in cash, three guns, some marijuana and cocaine in the bust.

The raid reportedly was over a drug and weapons case, and didn’t involve gambling, or even Turner, until authorities discovered the game after entering the property. The games were run from a building that previously housed a grocery store.

The attorney for Turner argued that the building wasn’t in his name, and there wasn’t any rake being generated for the defendant’s financial benefit.

According to the Eagle, the drug and weapons investigation resulted in convictions unrelated to gambling for others playing in the card game.

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