2 people arrested in raids on DeWitt gambling businesses

Sept. 16, 2013 at 4:16 a.m.
Updated Sept. 17, 2013 at 4:17 a.m.

Two people were arrested Saturday after DeWitt County Sheriff's Office deputies served search warrants at gambling businesses in Cuero and Yorktown.

The arrests came after a six-month undercover investigation by the sheriff's office that was initiated after the office received tips of patrons being paid in cash and other possible violations, Sheriff Jode Zavesky said Monday.

The warrants were issued by District Judge Jack Marr for gambling equipment and related items.

The warrants were served at the Lucky Pot Amusement Center at 406 W. Main St. in Cuero and a second location at 342 E. Main St. in Yorktown, which did not have a name but only an open sign, the sheriff said.

The two businesses are owned by different people, he added.

Deputies seized 100 electronic slot/gaming machines and $12,487 in cash from machines and from the stores' operations, along with paperwork and related equipment at the two locations, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Nicole Herron, 37, of Cuero, was arrested at the Lucky Pot, while Lottie A. Ramon, 37, of Cuero, was arrested at the Yorktown location, according to the news release.

Both were charged with possession of gambling device, equipment or paraphernalia; gambling promotion and keeping a gambling place. A $5,000 bond was set on each of the charges for both people.

Both posted bond Sunday and were released, the sheriff said.

A third person is being sought on the same charges at the Yorktown location, the sheriff said.

Additional charges are expected at both locations.



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