Galveston County Raided Gambling Room Now a Police Station

A former illegal game room busted by Galveston County sheriff's deputies is getting new life as a police station.

Authorities seized more than $100,000 in cash and more than 100 gambling machines in a raid nearly five years ago at the old Lucky U game room in Bacliff.

After the owners were convicted of engaging in organized criminal activity, the building was turned over to the sheriff's department.

Galveston County commissioners recently approved a contract to remodel the place and now the 3,000-square-foot space will be used as a constable's office.

Constable Rick Sharp tells the Galveston County Daily News the new offices will replace "shoe box" quarters his people share with a justice of the peace.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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