Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Home Poker Discussions of home poker games

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2010, 11:40 PM   #1
CletusVanDamme
journeyman
 
CletusVanDamme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Folding AA PF, just because
Posts: 251
Columbia, SC game busted

Regular 1/2 underground, raked game. Local Sheriff's Dept (8 or 9 deputies) broke down the door with a battering ram, 2 or 3 guns drawn, and a lovely hour spent with the po-po.
CletusVanDamme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 08:14 AM   #2
partyof5insc
enthusiast
 
partyof5insc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: upstate SC
Posts: 81
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Was this a game in Irmo by chance?
partyof5insc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 09:13 AM   #3
CletusVanDamme
journeyman
 
CletusVanDamme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Folding AA PF, just because
Posts: 251
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

No, it was the northeast side of town. The two Irmo games have been left alone, so far.
CletusVanDamme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 09:29 AM   #4
eneely
newbie
 
eneely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 9,791
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Couldn't find this on Google News. Was this last night?
eneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 09:31 AM   #5
CletusVanDamme
journeyman
 
CletusVanDamme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Folding AA PF, just because
Posts: 251
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Cops came in around 8-8:30 pm. Most players were released from the apartment around 9:15. I haven't seen any news of it online, either.
CletusVanDamme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 02:34 PM   #6
partyof5insc
enthusiast
 
partyof5insc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: upstate SC
Posts: 81
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by CletusVanDamme View Post
No, it was the northeast side of town. The two Irmo games have been left alone, so far.
Cletus have you been to or played in the Irmo games? Ive been invited but havent made it down yet. Heard it was a tight run game though....
partyof5insc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 02:40 PM   #7
DFSPON
centurion
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 130
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

South Carolina is SELF RIGHTEOUS JESUS LAND with all that entails. In addition, it has one of the highest unemployment rates, has pitiful public education and lousy health care. Plus the populace are ignorant and uninformed. They have been controlled by RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS for over 20 years and will continue to do so despite the pitiful state of existence. Your favorite Senator is a LOON Jim Demint and the Democrats nominated a Moron Alvin Greene to run against him. Its a JOke of a State so of course Private Poker Games are raided.

Enjoy,

DFSPON
DFSPON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 03:04 PM   #8
Phatty
old hand
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,835
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

I couldn't find anything online either, but I'd be interested in a link if anyone does find one.
Phatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 05:03 PM   #9
Sarge85
Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: 2+2 Archives
Posts: 4,383
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by CletusVanDamme View Post
Regular 1/2 underground, raked game. Local Sheriff's Dept (8 or 9 deputies) broke down the door with a battering ram, 2 or 3 guns drawn, and a lovely hour spent with the po-po.

Color me skeptical - Did they have a reason to use a battering ram and draw down on this game? Were there known felons or something in the game. Seems a bit excessive to come in with a battering ram and guns drawn for a $1/$2 game - raked or otherwise.

I don't doubt that a game may have been broken up - it just seems like this is really over the top.

Sarge
Sarge85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 05:08 PM   #10
partyof5insc
enthusiast
 
partyof5insc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: upstate SC
Posts: 81
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarge85 View Post
Color me skeptical - Did they have a reason to use a battering ram and draw down on this game? Were there known felons or something in the game. Seems a bit excessive to come in with a battering ram and guns drawn for a $1/$2 game - raked or otherwise.

I don't doubt that a game may have been broken up - it just seems like this is really over the top.

Sarge
Thats how they all go down in SC.....lots of cops in SC have a short man complex and do all they can to make up for it.
partyof5insc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 07:44 PM   #11
CletusVanDamme
journeyman
 
CletusVanDamme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Folding AA PF, just because
Posts: 251
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarge85 View Post
Color me skeptical - Did they have a reason to use a battering ram and draw down on this game? Were there known felons or something in the game. Seems a bit excessive to come in with a battering ram and guns drawn for a $1/$2 game - raked or otherwise.

I don't doubt that a game may have been broken up - it just seems like this is really over the top.

Sarge
Not sure if you'd call it a "reason". A young military kid who had played in the game once, about 5 months ago, had been calling for a few days wanting to come play again. He bought in, with $100 in marked bills, texted the cops, then practically begged to cash out. Sadly, he was up a bit, and hadn't met the 2 hr limit.

It was the departments narcotics team doing the raid. I guess he had gotten into some trouble and this was a way out of some of it...but the details are 100% correct.
CletusVanDamme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2010, 08:13 PM   #12
pfapfap
HP JoY 2011 wienerbucket
 
pfapfap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: ...
Posts: 22,539
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

South Carolina just doesn't seem a good place for poker these days...
pfapfap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 12:39 AM   #13
Zolzan
journeyman
 
Zolzan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 214
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by CletusVanDamme View Post
Not sure if you'd call it a "reason". A young military kid who had played in the game once, about 5 months ago, had been calling for a few days wanting to come play again. He bought in, with $100 in marked bills, texted the cops, then practically begged to cash out. Sadly, he was up a bit, and hadn't met the 2 hr limit.

It was the departments narcotics team doing the raid. I guess he had gotten into some trouble and this was a way out of some of it...but the details are 100% correct.
Wow, what an incredible *******. "hmmm, I got in trouble for (insert drug here). How can I get out of this? I know, I'll roll over on some random friends who play poker, that'll get me off the hook!"
Zolzan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 12:57 AM   #14
gedanken
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
gedanken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: <--clowns, jokers-->
Posts: 6,283
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

I heard an interview with the author of a book that came out recently. It's about how the US justice system is increasing based on a cycle of mandatory sentences, plea deals, and pressuring people to become informants.

I'm guessing the story he told the prosecutor/DA didn't match OP's description of the game very closely, explaining (partially) the heavy-handed entrance.
gedanken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 01:44 AM   #15
overrdose.
adept
 
overrdose.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: ASk me about Rakeback deals
Posts: 994
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by CletusVanDamme View Post
Cops came in around 8-8:30 pm. Most players were released from the apartment around 9:15. I haven't seen any news of it online, either.
Ummm,this is wrong. And they didn't use a battering ram. WHo are you?You weren't at the game...
overrdose. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 02:41 AM   #16
Eltbus
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Eltbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CHOO CHOOOOO
Posts: 33,298
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

wow. i live in columbia and have all of this going on around me. what a douche this kid is too btw with marked bills. wtf.
Eltbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 03:12 AM   #17
CletusVanDamme
journeyman
 
CletusVanDamme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Folding AA PF, just because
Posts: 251
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

After the bust takes place around 8:15-9:30 pm Wednesday, I finally hear from the girl who runs the game in her apartment with her boyfriend. This is Thursday, around 2pm. She asks if I can drive to the detention center to give a ride home to the three who spend the night, and part of the day, in jail.
She and boyfriend are charged with running an illegal gambling est., and a player was also arrested. He was playing in a game that was busted (girl was also a dealer in that game) almost 2 years ago. Apparently, his attorney (yeah, he hired an attorney instead of paying the roughly $300 fine) has been getting his court case pushed back time and time again, hoping they just drop it.
He was in court almost 2 weeks ago, and the cops ask if he knows the girl who runs the game, and if he plays there. He answers no to both.
Cop recognizes him as we are having our paperwork done during the bust, says since you lied to me 2 weeks ago, you are going to jail tonight, too.

And to the poster who said this earlier, you are 100% correct. They were expecting to find a hell of a lot more than just a poker game. They had "weapons" on the search warrant, and tried testing for multiple narcotics through the apartment. Found about 3 joints worth of pot in the back bedroom.
CletusVanDamme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 03:15 AM   #18
CletusVanDamme
journeyman
 
CletusVanDamme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Folding AA PF, just because
Posts: 251
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by DFSPON View Post
South Carolina is SELF RIGHTEOUS JESUS LAND with all that entails. In addition, it has one of the highest unemployment rates, has pitiful public education and lousy health care. Plus the populace are ignorant and uninformed. They have been controlled by RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS for over 20 years and will continue to do so despite the pitiful state of existence. Your favorite Senator is a LOON Jim Demint and the Democrats nominated a Moron Alvin Greene to run against him. Its a JOke of a State so of course Private Poker Games are raided.

Enjoy,

DFSPON
Careful, pal...it may well be an insane asylum, but its MY insane asylum.
CletusVanDamme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 03:24 AM   #19
Eltbus
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Eltbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CHOO CHOOOOO
Posts: 33,298
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by DFSPON View Post
South Carolina is SELF RIGHTEOUS JESUS LAND with all that entails. In addition, it has one of the highest unemployment rates, has pitiful public education and lousy health care. Plus the populace are ignorant and uninformed. They have been controlled by RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS for over 20 years and will continue to do so despite the pitiful state of existence. Your favorite Senator is a LOON Jim Demint and the Democrats nominated a Moron Alvin Greene to run against him. Its a JOke of a State so of course Private Poker Games are raided.

Enjoy,

DFSPON
so true though. 2 more years and i'll never step foot in south carolina again. and damn sure not columbia.
Eltbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 09:36 AM   #20
BlackBlazer
centurion
 
BlackBlazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southside of Heaven
Posts: 153
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

I'm not originally from SC, but I do live here now and am quite proud to say so (with all the U.S. history here). Why all the hate? I won't get into politics, but as far as poker... raked games are illegal much like a lot of other places. No one's going to raid or bother you for playing poker at an unraked home game. When they finally legalize it Myrtle Beach will be a MECCA.

I know... let's all start picking on New Jersey! That's always a fun time...
BlackBlazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 09:59 AM   #21
chilie
grinder
 
chilie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: playing ATC
Posts: 512
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Quote:
Originally Posted by DFSPON View Post
South Carolina is SELF RIGHTEOUS JESUS LAND with all that entails. In addition, it has one of the highest unemployment rates, has pitiful public education and lousy health care. Plus the populace are ignorant and uninformed. They have been controlled by RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS for over 200 years and will continue to do so despite the pitiful state of existence. Your favorite Senator is a LOON Jim Demint and the Democrats nominated a Moron Alvin Greene to run against him. Its a JOke of a State so of course Private Poker Games are raided.

Enjoy,

DFSPON
FYP


Crazy that they need to take the time to raid a poker game with all the other social perils in that state
chilie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 11:03 AM   #22
eneely
newbie
 
eneely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 9,791
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Still nothing in the news that I can find. Just a rumor?
eneely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 11:51 AM   #23
partyof5insc
enthusiast
 
partyof5insc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: upstate SC
Posts: 81
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

If Myrtle Beach ever builds a brick and motar casino it could reach to huge proporsions!!
partyof5insc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 12:00 PM   #24
SCaly
stranger
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Ok let's set the record strait. It was my game that got busted on Wednesday night. It is correct that a 22 year old millitary kid named chris who lives in the same apartment complex as the game, came into the apartment at 7:15 and bought in for $100 (turns out Richland county had given him these twenties and recorded the serial numbers). At 7:35 a judge signed a search warrant based on the text messages the informant was sending to officers who were waiting with a judge. At 8:15 a battering ram was used to take the door down. What they found was 12 very nice upstanding citizens playing a little poker and watching tv. They found no weapons. They were able to find 2.5 grams of marijuana which has a street value of $55 so this is a huge take down for the sheriffs drug team. They confiscated three large flat screen televisions, two poker tables, poker chips, cards, three personal computers and all cash in the building, including a change jar in my bedroom that might have had $15 in pennies and quarters in it, another big take for the sheriffs department. The two of us running the game were charged with illegal gambling and arrested, we spent 17 hours in jail. One player was arrested but it was strictly a cop being an *******. All remaining players were ticketed and released. They did not search players' cars and most players were lightly patted down, no major searching. Players left with the cash they still had in their pockets and no cell phones were taken either. This is an incredible waste of time for the sheriff department. They had 8 deputies working over time in personal vehicles for six hours, not to mention all the paperwork processing that will go on for days. We tried very hard to run a safe friendly game and it's unfortunate that this ******* had to ruin it. He was the first person taken out of the apartment and he was not ticketed by the sheriffs. His name is listed in the search warrant as the informant. I wish you all the best in your future poker endeavors.
SCaly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 12:05 PM   #25
SCaly
stranger
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3
Re: Columbia, SC game busted

Hey my buddy. Thanks for the ride On Thursday!!! and for keeping the poker community updated on the local happenings. South Carolina has the worst unemployment rate, highest rates of violence against women and the best use of 8 deputies time is to raid a poker game and find NOTHING
SCaly is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online