On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at approximately 12:15 AM, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, along with representatives from the Department of Public Safety, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the Montgomery County Fire Marshall’s Office served a search and arrest warrant on a business located in the 32000 block of Highway 249 in Pinehurst, Texas.
The Special Investigations Unit received information that a business was operating as an illegal 8-liner game room. As a result of an investigation, the Special Investigations Unit developed probable cause that the business was making cash payouts to winners on the machines in violation of Texas law.
Two employees were arrested and citations were issued to individuals that were discovered to be playing the machines at the time of the warrant service. As a result of warrant, 82 gambling machines were dismantled and $14,186 was recovered.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrest are expected.
Chuong Xuan Nguyen (date of birth 04/09/1990)
Mona Chap (date of birth 01/20/1989)
Both subjects were charged with:
Engaging in organized criminal activity
Keeping a gambling place
Possession of a gambling device