It’s been 9 months since 18 gambling machines were seized.
Omaha’s City Prosecutor Marty Conboy told Six On Your Side its time for the illegal devices to go.
Conboy said, “We got 18 stored that need to be addressed so our hope is to get a court order that allows the State Patrol to crush these things.”
A patrol investigator estimated the value of each quarter drop at about $1,000.
The owner of the machines was convicted and fined months ago. He’s not filed any motion to have the quarter drops returned.
The 18 gambling machines are big and take up too much room in an evidence locker. The patrol rented a storage garage for about $70 a month.
An investigator on the case said roughly $8,000 dollars in quarters had also been seized in raids early this year. That money has been deposited and waits for a court order to be put in the state’s school fund.
A half dozen other machines that are electronic slots also remain in evidence in Eastern Nebraska.
Attorney Steve Lefler represented the owner of those illegal devices.
Lefler said those machines are more expensive costing up to $3,500.
However Lefler said his client won’t challenge a destruction order.