The Waco Police Department served an arrest and search warrant at the Mini-Mart located at 5301 Sanger Avenue.
This was in reference to the business being an illegal gambling establishment.
Waco Police Sergeant Patrick Swanton says they have been investigating this place for months, and found at least 16 machines and drug paraphernalia.
“Our community and our citizens don’t want these kind of businesses. A lot of people will say, ‘Well, what are they hurting?’ They bring crime into our area, they launder money out of these areas, they sell drugs out of these areas…..we know that. That’s a fact,” Swanton says.
Officers are currently looking for the owner of the establishment, who Swanton says will be charged with running an illegal gambling business.