Cash, meth seized, 3 arrested after illegal gambling operation shutdown in south San Antonio, sheriff says

Two arrests made in connection with unrelated felony warrants

Cash, meth seized, 3 arrested after illegal gambling operation shutdown in south San Antonio, sheriff says (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said it has shut down an illegal gambling operation in south San Antonio.

Sheriff Javier Salazar said two people with unrelated felony warrants and an employee in charge were taken into custody.

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The person in charge will face a misdemeanor charge of promotion of gambling, the sheriff said.

Authorities seized $4,000 in cash, about a half-ounce of methamphetamine and a stolen car, Salazar said.

Salazar said more arrests and federal charges are anticipated in the case due to the commercial quantity of the meth.

Salazar said 10 clients were inside the building at the time of the bust.

The sheriff said the bust was a joint operation between BCSO, the fire marshal’s office, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the state comptroller’s office.


About the Authors:

Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio since 2016. His work for KSAT 12 and KSAT.com includes covering breaking news of the day, as well as producing Q&As and content for the "South Texas Pride" and "KSAT Money" series.

Before starting KSAT in 2017, Lee was a photojournalist at KENS 5, where he won a Lone Star Emmy in 2014 for Best Weather Segment. In 2009 and 2010 Lee garnered first-place awards with the Texas Association of Broadcasters for Best Investigative Series in College Station, as well as winning first place for Staff Photojournalism in 2011 at KBTX.