Crossroads Taskforce executed search warrants on two game rooms in the Raisin area of Victoria County on Friday.

It was determined, after a Victoria County Sheriff’s Office investigation, that the locations were operating as illegal gambling centers, Chief Deputy Roy Boyd said in an email.

The Victoria Police Department, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and Wharton County Sheriff’s Office assisted in serving the search warrants.

Neena Rios, 25; Patricia Pena, 42; Ashley Garcia, 30; and Miguel Cerda-Navarro, 25, were arrested and charged with possession of gambling devices, equipment or paraphernalia and promotion of gambling.

Rios and Pena operated a center at 21 Raisin Lane, while Garcia and Cerda-Navarro operated a center at 8741 U.S. 59 South, according to the news release.

Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate.  She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism. 

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