Police raid game room that reopened in north Abilene


ABILENE, Texas - After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the city of Abilene in April, a game room in north Abilene reopened and was subsequently raided by police Thursday.

Police told KTXS that a game room was operating illegally under the name of a youth center and donation station at North 10 th Street and Pioneer Drive.

In late April, KTXS reported the city of Abilene was sending letters to every game room ordering them to close down. The north Abilene game room did close its doors after receiving the letter, police said, but they reopened with the new name.

At about 3 p.m. Thursday, about a dozen officers with the Abilene Police Department executed a search warrant at the business and started removing gambling machines, according to a KTXS photographer at the scene.

Two people were arrested during the raid after they were discovered to have unrelated warrants. One of them was also found with methamphetamine. Their names were not released to our crew Thursday.

Police said the case is still under investigation, and no charges related to the raid had been filed as of Thursday.

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