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Sweepstakes machines seized from High Point restaurant

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James Lindsay Matthews (Mugshot provided by: High Point Police)

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police say the owner of a High Point restaurant was charged after sweepstakes machines were seized from the business.

According to police, officers with the department’s Vice Unit served a search warrant at Skylar Mayes at 2219 South Main St. around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. During the search, officers seized 49 sweepstakes gaming devices, a computer, three televisions, surveillance equipment, $7,209 in cash, “paperwork” and less than 3 grams of marijuana.

The owner of the business, 59-year-old James Lindsay Matthews, was arrested and charged with felony possession of more than five sweepstakes machines and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was released on a written promise to appear in court.

No other details were provided.