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08/01/09-Longview

Illegal Gambling Bust In Rusk

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By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

GARRISON, TX (KLTV) - In less than a 24 hour period, the Rusk County Sheriff's office has seized more than forty-five thousand dollars, raided an illegal gambling site, and made two money laundering arrests.  

Around 12:30 am Friday, Rusk County deputies stopped a vehicle on highway 59 near Garrison for a traffic violation.   A vehicle search revealed more than twenty thousand dollars in bundled cash in a bag in the rear cargo area.  

Thirty-one year old Ryechine Money and twenty-two year old Charlotte Brandon, both of Missouri, were arrested and charged with money laundering, a third degree felony. Both are being held at Rusk County jail on bonds of twenty thousand dollars.

Eight hours before , officers executed a search warrant, raiding a Recklaw food store in the southern part of Rusk county. Agents seized eight gaming machines, a small caliber hand gun, marijuana, and approximately twenty-five thousand in cash.

No arrests were made in regards to the gaming machines. It has not been released whether the two seizures are connected.

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