Lubbock Woman Confesses to Running Amarillo Gambling Operation

A Lubbock woman pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of running an illegal gambling business.

LUBBOCK, TX -- A Lubbock woman pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of running an illegal gambling business.  Court records say Tiffany Lashell Copley, 36, operated Calling Kings in the 3500 block of Southeast 11th Avenue in Amarillo.

From January through May of 2012 undercover agents were able to gamble inside Calling Kings using computer gaming terminals.  In May of 2012 the Potter County Attorney’s Office raided the business and seized the gaming devices. 

Copley’s Lubbock home in the 5000 block of 14th street was searched this year by federal agents.  Five men have since pleaded guilty to drug charges related to that search.

Federal records do not say how much money Copley made on the gambling operation – only that the proceeds were at least $2,000 per day for one or more days.

Copley will be sentenced at a later date to no more than five years in prison. 

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