The Erath County Sheriff’s Office and the Dublin Police Department executed four search warrants Wednesday at local businesses in the county that were operating gambling establishments, according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office.
The businesses included Dazu’s located on US Hwy. 377 and convenience stores in Morgan Mill, Taylors store in Dublin and Taylors on US Hwy. 67.
The stores are believed to be in violation of state law after multiple undercover operations were conducted.
Gambling machines and proceeds from the illegal gambling operations were seized.
Charges are expected on the operators of the establishments and will be filed through the Erath County Attorney’s Office.
Less than two hours later, the Stephenville Police Department and agents with the Texas Comptroller’s Office executed search warrants at six businesses within the city limits of Stephenville for illegal gambling.
Detectives seized gaming machines, computers and other electronics, internal circuit boards, documents and records, and U.S. currency during the searches conducted.
Detectives are preparing criminal cases and seeking arrest warrants through Erath County Attorney Lisa Pence’s Office. The following is the list of locations searched in today’s operation.
Bargain Town - 1111 E. Washington Street
Indian Junktion Antiques- 302 Morgan Mill Rd. Suite A
Tobacco Plus - 1050 E. Washington Street
Keno Game Room - 1052 E. Washington Street
ABC Tobacco Shop- 1186 W. Washington Street Suite B
Lingleville Game Parlour - 1660 W. Lingleville Road Suite C.
The E-T will bring you more on this developing story as information becomes available.