Authorities Seize Gambling Machines In Cherokee County, Texas
Another day, another illegal gambling operation broken up in the US. The latest raid happened on Monday in Cherokee County, Texas, and up until this point, nobody has been arrested. It becomes the latest in a long string of raids throughout the country so far this year.
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a building near a private residence on County Road 4411 between Lake Striker and Reklaw. The police were alrmed to find an upscale gambling operation in a remote building.
Police were turned on to the location after they were tipped off by local residents about the gambling that was taking place. Once inside, they seized twenty-three gambling machines and $1,500 in cash.
"People around the country that are looking to open these gambling halls that are illegal had better know that the authorities are cracking down all across the US," said observer Vincent Barro, "It does not matter whether it is New York, Idaho, or Wyoming."
The gambling operation being run in Cherokee County was open for business for several months, according to the Sheriff's Office. Gloria Traylor has been identified as the leader of the operation, but she has not yet been charged with a crime.
While no arrests have yet been made, police are continuing the operation. They expect that once the investigation is complete that arrests will be made. Traynor could face charges of gambling promotion, keeping a gambling house, and other gambling related offenses.
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