Seven arrested in connection with illegal gambling operation in East Birmingham

Nathaniel Woods

Birmingham police arrested seven people in connection with illegal gambling in East Birmingham overnight. Around 2:30 am, police were called to the 300 block of 85th Street North regarding a female screaming for help. When they arrived, Nathaniel Woods, 62, answered the door. Woods gave officers permission to look for the woman, but she wasn't inside. Police found two rooms with 15 operational illegal adult arcade video machines. Seven people were inside. Six were charged with Visiting an Illegal Gambling Establishment. Four had outstanding warrants. Woods, who police are calling the owner and operator, was charged with Operating an Illegal Gambling Establishment. Officers seized 15 machines and $1,500.