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KCSO deputies serve warrant at an illegal casino in Oildale

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Posted at 12:55 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 15:55:34-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of an illegal internet casino in the area of N. Chester Ave. and Manor St., deputies conducted an investigation and found the casino was being operated out of an industrial building in the 4600-block of Ashworth Rd.

On May 27, at 7 p.m., deputies served a search warrant at the location.

A total of 16 people were detained.

Following the investigations, deputies located one stolen vehicle, one stolen .357 revolver, one .40 cal handgun, approximately 1-1/2 ounces of methamphetamine and five illegal gaming machines.

51-year-old Jose Gonzalez was arrested for being a felon in possession of a handgun, felon in possession of ammunition and possession of stolen property.

Charges will be submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for the other subjects who were located inside the business.