The Kentucky State Police will keep the gambling machines and thousands of dollars seized from a series of September raids in Clark County.
The owners of the eight businesses all pleaded guilty Wednesday in a plea agreement worked out by the County Attorney's Office. All the business owners, 10 in all, pleaded guilty to possession of a gambling device, a misdemeanor charge.
All were sentenced by Clark District Judge Earl-Ray Neal to 180 days in jail, which was conditionally discharged for one year, and ordered to forfeit the machines and proceeds confiscated in the raids.
Assistant County Attorney Chris Davis said he was not sure what the state police would do with more than 40 video gambling machines and the cash, which totaled in the thousands of dollars. Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue, who assisted in the investigation, said more than $10,000 was seized.