Woman arrested, charged in Smith County gambling bust

Woman arrested, charged in Smith County gambling bust
Monica Prado (Source: Smith County judicial records)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - One woman has been arrested and charged in connection with an ongoing investigation into illegal gambling in Smith County.

Monica Prado, 39, of Tyler was arrested Thursday and booked into the Smith County Jail. Prado had two warrants for gambling promotion and possession of gambling device/equipment/paraphernalia.

Smith County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Darrell Coslin said the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation from November 2017 involving a location in the 11000 block of Highway 64 East. Detectives discovered that the location was operating as an illegal gaming establishment.

As a result of the investigation, deputies identified and arrested Prado.

Prado remains in the Smith County Jail. Her total bond is set at $100,000.

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