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Godfather Vernon Smith, Brian Specs Burke, Commission Chairman Mikey Ice Berg, Pepper Roni Pettit and James the Mayor Grogan were tossed into the Rotary Penitentiary on alcohol and racketeering charges Saturday night when deputies raided an underground speakeasy hidden behind a secret wall at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson County News
Dawson County deputies raided an underground gambling parlor Saturday night and arrested several well-known wiseguys on alcohol and racketeering charges. Working on a tip, Sgt. Eric Johnson uncovered a Roaring 20s speakeasy hidden behind a fake wall at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame just after 9 p.m. He had warrants for the arrests of Commission Chairman Mikey "Ice" Berg, James "the Mayor" Grogan, Pepper "Roni" Pettit, Brian "Specs" Burke and Godfather Vernon Smith. "We're innocent," Pettit called out as he was tossed into the Rotary Penitentiary.