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Simultaneous raids close illegal gambling operation

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Deputies seize gambling devices, computers, cell phones, over $240,000 cash

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HENDERSON COUNTY–Simultaneous raids conducted by Henderson County Deputies and Investigators on a Seven Points business and a Gun Barrel City residence netted  over $240,000 in cash, along with gambling devices
At noon May 30, Henderson County Deputies and Investigators lead by Lt. Pochobradsky, executed a search warrant at a game room named Cowboys located at 1317 N Seven Points Blvd, just north of Seven Points.
Simultaneously a second team of deputies and investigators executed another search warrant in connection with the game room, at a residence located in the 500 block of Welch Lane in Gun Barrel City.  Deputy Hogan signed as the affiant for both search warrants along with an arrest warrant, which was signed by Judge Scott McKee of the 392nd District Court.  
The game room was was occupied by the attendant who worked there, identified as Shelia Nell Zbleski.  Zbleski was found to be in possession of the illegal gambling establishment and arrested for the felony offense of engaging in organized criminal activity, and Class A offenses of possession of a gambling device, paraphernalia, promotion and keeping a gambling place. Deputies and investigators seized approximately $3,900 in cash and over 40 gambling devices from the illegal game room.
The second team of deputies and investigators who executed the search warrant at Welch Lane recovered over $240,000 in cash, computers, cell phones and paperwork which was seized in connection with the Cowboys game room. More arrests are expected in connection with this illegal gambling establishment.
The warrants were the result of an investigation conducted by Deputy Hogan and Investigators Shue and Nutt, along with the team work of all of the deputies and investigators along with the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office.
This marks nine illegal gambling establishments that have been shut down by Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse and his team of dedicated deputies.

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