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Two charged with running illegal sweepstakes in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police charged two people Wednesday after searching two suspected illegal sweepstakes businesses in High Point.

Police say they searched 311 Sweepstakes at 3021 North Main St. around 2:30 p.m. after obtaining a warrant.

As a result of the search, police said Jennifer Dawn Moreno, 41, of Winston-Salem, was charged with operating an illegal sweepstakes.  She was released on a written promise to appear in court.

Shortly after 5:45 p.m., police say they obtained a warrant and searched another suspected illegal sweepstakes business — Pots of Gold at 2610 South Main St.

Police say Gregory Todd Warren, 42, of High Point, was charged with operating an illegal sweepstakes, possession of slot machines and illegal gambling as a result of the search.  He was also released on a written promise to appear in court.

Numerous pieces of evidence were seized at both locations, police said.

Capt. Mike Kirk tells FOX8 the suspects are the first to be charged in connection with sweepstakes violations in High Point.