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Cops raid Texas truck stop for alleged illegal gambling


Texas law enforcement executed a search warrant at a busy truck stop in Rose City this week.

At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, Orange County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Rose City Marshals served a search warrant at the Gateway Travel Plaza truck stop located off I-10 in Rose City.

The raid reportedly followed several complaints about the truck stop and a 10 month investigation into the use of 8-liner gambling machines at the location.

During the raid, police seized 50 motherboards from the gambling machines as well as cash, according to KFDM.

Police say that charges of engaging in organizing criminal activity could be filed.

“It’s not just the gambling or the money side of it. It’s prostitution that’s coming along with it. Also, human trafficking that is coming along with it and narcotic use. Have you ever heard the SDKD call? It’s attracting a lot of felons to our area. A lot of them have moved from Harris County or areas where they made the rules harder,” Orange Precinct 4 Constable Matt Ortego told 12 News.


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