ROBERSONVILLE, MARTIN COUNTY - Police say they've shut down a home that was the site of gambling, drugs, prostitution and the illegal sale of alcohol in Martin County.
Robersonville Police said Larry Wiggins was arrested following a search of his home on Aug. 26. His home is located on the 300 block of East Railroad Street. Martin County deputies assisted with the search of the home, according to a news release.
Police said Wiggins was running a shot house, or the illegal sale of alcohol, in his home. Gambling, drugs, and a prostitution ring are also believed to be linked to the residence, police said.
"With all that we know is going on here, we had to initiate the investigation and follow with the warrant in the interest of public safety," said Robersonville Police Chief Phillip Lee. "We simply will not stand by, turn a blind eye and tolerate criminal activity here in our town."
We spoke to Wiggins about these allegations, and he denies all of them. He says he does host parties at his home, but there's nothing illegal about that.
So far he is facing a charge for illegally selling alcohol out of his home. Police say they plan to file more charges against him for the other crimes they say he's connected to. The investigation is ongoing.
Police say Wiggins has had charges filed against him in the past related to drugs, alcohol and gambling--- but has never had any convictions.