Man charged with operating illegal lottery

January 23, 2008 10:12:13 AM PST
Authorities arrested a man in Halifax County and charged him with operating an illegal lottery.

A N.C. Highway Patrol officer stopped Toncellis Marshall for a traffic violation.

During the stop, the officer discovered Marshalls's driver's license was suspended. While issuing a citation two additional officers stopped to assist.

Officers found a backpack containing several illegal, homemade lottery tickets and over $6,800.

Marshall was charged with operating an illegal lottery and possessing illegal lottery tickets. Officers seized the currency. Marshall was released on $1,000.


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