arrest jail 300(1)PADUCAH, KY (2/24/12) – Over the course of several months, several law enforcement agencies received complaints from the public regarding the Kevil Fraternal Order of Eagles located on Rice Springs Road in Kevil, Kentucky. The complaints alleged that the Eagles Club was illegally selling alcohol and operating illegal gambling devices. The specific area in which the Kevil Eagles is located is a "dry" part of McCracken County.

On January 21, 2012, detectives with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department and Kentucky State Police, as well as an employee of the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted an undercover operation at the Kevil Eagles.

A detective, acting in an undercover capacity, purchased alcohol and played a gambling device while visiting the Kevil Eagles. The detective also observed several other people purchasing alcohol and playing the gambling devices.

The detective learned that the members and employees of the club were well aware that they were involved in illegal activity. An employee even stated that they were not allowed to be conducting these activities and advised the detective regarding what to say to law enforcement regarding establishment if he was ever asked.

Based on the information gained by the undercover detective, detectives obtained and executed a search warrant on that same date.

Over 1,700 containers of alcohol and alcohol mixes were seized from the Eagles Club that night. Several gambling devices, documents pertaining to the illegal gambling, and documents pertaining to the illegal sale of alcohol, and other various documents related to illegal activity were also seized. Over $5,000 was seized from the establishment, believed to be proceeds from the illegal activity.

In a follow up investigation, detectives also seized a additional approximate $6,000, belonging to the Kevil F.O.E. Also while investigating; detectives also learned that the Kevil Eagles had not had a business license since 2006.

On February 24, 2012, a Criminal Summons was served on the President of the Kevil F.O.E, Randall Lowery of Kevil, Kentucky. Lowery was charged with Promoting Gambling 2nd Degree and Illegal Sale of Alcohol in Dry Territory.

Individuals with information pertaining to illegal drugs can contact the McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division at 270-444-5157.

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