$100,000 Seized in Katy Star Raid

This money was confiscated during the Katy Star raid. Photo courtesy Constable Ted Heap’s Office

CITY OF KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Katy Police department now says it seized more than $100,000 in cash after it raided the Katy Star gas station and convenience store at 5700 Highway Boulevard.

“Officers raided the Katy Star convenience store just after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and seized five eight-liner gambling devices and over $100,000 in cash,” said a statement from the Katy PD. “This raid comes after several weeks of surveillance, where undercover officers went into the store and were paid money for their winnings from the gambling devices.”

The eight-liner gambling devices were located inside the convenience store, hidden behind beverage coolers in a back corner of the business.

These types of operations are illegal in Texas.  Customers can often become targets of other types of crime, because of the significant amounts of cash on hand.

This investigation is still on-going, which may result in future arrests.

The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office and FortBend County District Attorney Brian Middleton’s office also assisted in the operation.

Covering Katy was there as the raid was happening Wednesday night. Covering Katy photo by Dennis Spellman

 

These eight-liner machines were confiscated during the raid at the Katy Star convenience store. Courtesy Constable Ted Heap’s Office

 

Also, read our original story. Covering Katy was the only news outlet at the Katy Star Raid.

Katy Star Convenience Store Raided by Police

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