Three charged in Lewis Lane 8-liner raid
Three people faced a judge after being accused of running an illegal 8-liner arcade right off Expressway 83 just outside Harlingen city limits.
Authorities raided an 8-liner arcade off Expressway 83 and Lewis Lane on Saturday evening.
The Cameron County District Attorney's Office reported that three people were detained and 65 gamblers cited.
Investigators seized 83 machines and an unknown amount of cash.
Alleged owner John Ortiz as well as managers James Ayala and Martha Gonzalez faced multiple criminal charges.
All three of them were charged with gambling promotion, keeping a gambling place and possession of gambling equipment or paraphernalia charges.
Ortiz, Ayala and Gonzalez all appeared before a Cameron County Magistrate Judge on Sunday morning.
They got a $5,000 bond on each gambling charge.