At approximately 1:45 Thursday afternoon, members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Street Crimes Division, Texas DPS, and the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office executed an Evidentiary Search Warrant at Chadbourne Gold, 2821 N. Chadbourne.

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The warrant, issued by State District Judge Ben Woodward, authorized local authorities to enter and search the premises in an attempt to locate evidence consistent with Texas Penal Code Sections 47.03 Gambling Promotion, Section 47.04 Keeping a Gambling Place, Section 47.06 Possession of Gambling Devices, Equipment, or Paraphernalia, and Section 71.02 Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

This Operation was in reference to the issuance of several Cease and Desist notices being served to numerous gaming establishments in late August as a result of a joint operation between area law enforcement agencies.

During the course of the operation, Investigators seized numerous items consistent with gambling devices, equipment, and paraphernalia described in the warrant.  No arrests were made during the operation.

The San Angelo Police Department and local law enforcement partners will continue to execute these operations as needed.  As previously stated, the welfare and safety of the citizens of San Angelo and Tom Green County is paramount, and allowing the illegal gambling operations to continue is a threat to the communities where these businesses operate.