BUXTON, Maine — Buxton police raided a building where people were trying to raise money to give free food to the needy.
It happened at the Narragansett Pythian Sisters Temple on Route 22 where people were playing the card game Texas Hold’em to benefit the Buxton Community Food Co-op.
But state police said the game was illegal.
That’s because whenever a gambling tournament is held to raise money for a group and takes place at its headquarters, a permit is needed and the co-op didn’t have one.
So, state police seized cards, poker chips and $500 in cash — money the food co-op desperately needed.
Scofflaws! Lock em up!