This past Wednesday night an illegal gambling business was shut down after police raided a building known as One-eyed Jack’s. Police had been investigating the business for some time and finally made the raid late Wednesday night. Fifty to sixty people were playing blackjack and poker when the raid occurred.
Officers had everyone get up and determine their identity and if they had any outstanding warrants. None were found so each patron was allowed to go. However officers did seize two guns and several drugs including marijuana, oxycodone and oxycontin. The officers were also able to seize $42,000 in cash from the scene.
Information gathered by police from the scene has now been turned over to the Knox County District Attorney General’s Office and will be reviewed to see if anyone will be prosecuted in the case. The building being used for the business had no license and there was no name on the building just the number 7311.
There was however a card membership available at the establishment which said One-Eyed Jacks on the applications. Other paperwork showed the established named Sacks. The last name made police look into the person who leases the property. Ronald ‘Sack’ McAbee leases the property from Bob Baxter and McAbee was present during the raid.
During the raid police also found that a former UT police officer was working as the doorman. Ed Cummings was fired last year from his job as a police officer after the FBI and KCSO found he was providing security for an illegal gambling business so it looks as though Cummings found yet another gambling business to protect.