19 charged in Durham sweepstakes café raid - WRBL

19 charged in Durham sweepstakes café raid

Posted: Updated:
Quiang Zheng, 56, of 1838 Glendale Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., was arrested and charged with two counts of felony operating more than five video gaming machines and two counts of felony operating an electronic sweepstakes. Quiang Zheng, 56, of 1838 Glendale Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., was arrested and charged with two counts of felony operating more than five video gaming machines and two counts of felony operating an electronic sweepstakes.
DURHAM, N.C. -

The Durham Sheriff's Office said deputies raided an internet sweepstakes café on Westgate Drive Thursday night.

Deputies raided Sweepstakes City, located at 3400 Westgate Drive, around 9 p.m. after an undercover investigation determined the café was continuing to operate despite receiving multiple warnings to close, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities found 18 customers, several employees, and hundreds of gaming computers.

Quiang Zheng, 56, of 1838 Glendale Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., was arrested and charged with two counts of felony operating more than five video gaming machines and two counts of felony operating an electronic sweepstakes.

Zheng, who was manager of Sweepstakes City, is being held in the Durham County Jail under a $10,000 bond.

"Sweepstakes City is the fifth Internet café my deputies have shut down since April. Despite what sweepstakes owners and customers might believe, these establishments are illegal," Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said.

A total of 12 slot machines, 89 network-based gaming computer monitors and $20,359 cash were seized, according to the sheriff's office.

Durham authorities charged 18 customers with misdemeanor gambling. The customers were charged on-site and released, the sheriff's office said.

  • Durham CountyMore>>

  • RTP researchers working on Ebola vaccines

    RTP researchers working on Ebola vaccines

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:05:01 GMT
    North Carolina researchers are leading the charge in creating a vaccine for the Ebola virus.
    North Carolina researchers are leading the charge in creating a vaccine for the Ebola virus.
  • New Durham DA Echols sworn into office

    New Durham DA Echols sworn into office

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 19:51:26 GMT
    Durham's new district attorney will be sworn into office publicly Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.
    Durham's new district attorney will be sworn into office publicly Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.
  • Michael Brown forum at Duke stirs emotions

    Michael Brown forum at Duke stirs emotions

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:49:15 GMT
    Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Lesley McSpadden, right, the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, watches as Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., holds up a family pictureduring a news conference Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
    Duke University professors lead a panel discussion about race, the role of police and how social media coverage of street protests in Ferguson Missouri shaped the Michael Brown shooting death story.
    Duke University professors lead a panel discussion about race, the role of police and how social media coverage of street protests in Ferguson Missouri shaped the Michael Brown shooting death story.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.