Six locations in Central Texas were recently served with search warrants for possible illegal gambling, although no charges were filed.
On Feb. 7, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and its Criminal Intelligence Division conducted investigations at the alleged illegal gambling locations. Agents searched for illegal gambling machines and other paraphernalia.
Reports spread about central Texas residents and media outets spotting DPS vehicles at several locations that day, including in Taylor. However, there’s no confirmation that any of these sightings were related to the investigations. No Taylor location has reportedly had business interrupted in relation to this as of this week.
“No charges have been filed at this time,” said Sgt. Deon Cocrell, Texas DPS. “The investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time as not to jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.”
The Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC) assisted in the effort.