Stone County prosecutor Matt Selby dismissed charges against a Crane convenience store manager charged with promoting illegal gambling last week.
On May 3rd of this year, Aman Pasricha was charged after undercover officers went to the Phillips 66 station in Crane and placed cash in slot machines inside the business. According to the probable cause statement, Pasricha paid the officers in cash for their winnings from the store's register.
Several days later the store was raided and two slot machines were seized.
Selby says he dismissed the case without prejudice because law enforcers in Stone and Barry County allegedly told Pasricha that they thought the machines were legal.
Because the case was dismissed without prejudice, Selby has the option of re-filing charges against Pasricha at a later date. " I may revisit this case in the near future," said Selby.