Five people were arrested Friday, April 27th, as a result of an ongoing investigation into illegal gambling and illegal drug activity in Russell County. According to the Russell County Sheriff’s Office 30 year old Jared Allen Smith of Russell Springs was arrested and charged with promoting gambling and possession of gambling devices while four other people, including a 17 year old male juvenile, were arrested on drug possession charges at the scene. Smith was lodged in the Russell County Jail. The arrests were made at Sharkie’s Billiards on Dowell Road in Russell Springs. The Russell County Sheriff’s Office says a total of nine gambling machines were confiscated as a result of a search of the premises.