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Santee

January 24, 1986

A 55-year-old Santee man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of selling illegal slot machines, officials said.

Ed Bennett was booked on suspicion of possessing illegal slot machines after a two-month investigation by police and San Diego County Sheriff's Department undercover officers of his business, called Slots-In-Things. Officers seized 16 slot machines from the Santee firm. State law prevents the possession of slot machines manufactured after 1956.

Bennett had been selling the slots--similar to the one-armed bandits used in Las Vegas--for $600 to $1,000 apiece, police said. Most of the customers were private individuals and not businesses, police said.

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