Drugs, Guns, and Money – 11 Arrested in Illegal-Gambling Operation Shut-Down at Apartment
WEST COVINA – For those considering gambling entertainment during a pandemic, West Covina does not allow gambling, much less organized gambling in residences. Additionally, a group of gamblers sheltering in place along with six-feet-apart social distancing seems like an impossibility.
A recent tip of an illegal gambling operation at a local apartment complex opened an investigation for West Covina Police Department Investigators. Sufficient gathered information led to a search warrant served on 04/25/2020 at approximatlely 7:45 PM.
West Covina PD detectives and Los Angeles County District Attorney Investigators arrived at the Colony Apartments located at 301 South Glendora Avenue, and found the illegal gathering taking place in one of the apartments. “Investigators discovered several gambling machines, bulk U.S. currency, a large quantity of methamphetamine, and four firearms,” said Alexus Napoles, Community Relations Officer.
Along with additional multiple items seized in the apartment, “A total of eleven individuals from the location were arrested and booked for various crimes, including illegal narcotics violations, weapons violations, and illegal gambling,” said Napoles.
The average apartment doesn’t include enough floorspace for eleven people to effectively practice safe social distancing during Covid-19. May all stay safe and well.