Casino winner busted on drug charges

Feb. 21, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a man who won $2,500 at a casino was not so lucky when he soon found himself under arrest for drug charges.

Investigators said workers at the Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino in Bucks County swiped the ID of Mateen "Jay" Johnson, 34, when he attempted to cash out his $2,500 in blackjack winnings Saturday and called police when they saw he had a warrant for his arrest, The Altoona Mirror reported Tuesday.

Police soon arrived and took Johnson back to Blair County, where he was wanted on charges stemming from two cocaine deliveries he is accused of making for alleged dealer Jermaine Samuel Sr., 32, of Altoona.

Johnson told police he went to the casino in an attempt to raise bail money. However, he was jailed in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

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