Greene County Officials Defiant

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An Alabama legislator says Greene County's sheriff has the authority to deputize men to stop a raid of the local dog track.

The commander of the governor's anti-gambling task force says Greenetrack's electronic bingo operations are illegal slot machines.

State Sen. Bobby Singleton, a Greensboro Democrat, said Sunday at a news conference that local officials would defy any attempts by Gov. Bob Riley's task force to raid Greenetrack bingo operations without a warrant.

Task force commander John Tyson issued a warning Saturday to all casino and slot machine owners to get their machines out of the state immediately. He also called on Greenetrack, the state's only large operation still open, to shut down.

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