Judge to decide on possibly extending task force ban

MACON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Macon County judge is deciding whether to extend his order that bans the governor's task force on illegal gambling from taking any action at Victoryland.
Circuit Judge Tom Young says he will wrap up a hearing today in Tuskegee and then rule.

Task force commander John Tyson wants the judge to lift the ban.

Attorneys representing Macon County's sheriff and district attorney are asking the judge to extend the ban. They say Tyson and the task force are overstepping their power to enforce the law in Macon County.
The electronic bingo casino at Victoryland in Shorter reopened minutes after Young issued his order on March fifth. The casino had been closed for a month to prevent a raid.

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