PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Six locations in Central Texas suspected of hosting illegal gambling were investigated Friday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
DPS said its Criminal Intelligence Division and troopers, along with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission conducted search warrant investigations. It did not specify which locations it targeted but said it was looking for gambling machines and other paraphernalia.
DPS did not specify where these investigations are taking place, but KXAN found DPS vehicles stationed outside two Pflugerville bars, one Austin Bar and one Lakeway bar Friday afternoon.
KXAN saw trooper activity at The Edge of Town at 15601 Vision Dr. and at Marshall’s Tavern at 113 E Pecan St. Both Pflugerville locations were roped off with crime scene tape.
Neighbors say officers were also outside the Marshall’s Tavern location in Austin at 13125 Pond Springs and in Taylor at 1119 N Main St., as well as Grumpy’s Saloon at 1113 Ranch Road 620 N in Lakeway.
All of those bars share the same owners. Those owners have other bars in Central Texas as well as in Conroe and Corsicana.
“No charges have be filed at this time,” DPS said. “The investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time as not to jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.”