Four arrested after officers find illegal gaming casino

Saturday 28th December 2019

Four people were arrested today after officers found an illegal gaming casino.

The Bakersfield Police Department said at around 12:40 a.m., officers were conducting a check on a vacant business located at 203 E. California Ave. and found that it was operating as a casino.

After detaining several occupants, the officers found a loaded firearm in the waistband of 22-year-old Sergio Lopez, who was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being in illegal possession of a firearm, as the serial number was removed.

Crystal Nieves, 21, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale. In addition, 32-year-old Candace Deluna was arrested for possessing heroin for sales. Freddy Piedra, 37, was arrested for having an outstanding felony probation violation warrant.

In addition, a gaming machine, another loaded gun as well as some currency were seized in the operation.

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