During the month of December, 2020, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office has conducted several investigations on illegal gambling operations at multiple locations in Hunt County. The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office have been proactive in conducting these investigations when receiving tips of illegal gambling within the county.
On December 1st , the Hunt County Special Crimes Unit went to the Texaco gas station next to the Huddle House on Interstate 30 and arrested Charan Maddipa for Gambling Promotion, a class A misdemeanor. On the same day, the unit went to the County Quick Mart on Highway 380 where Samir Panjwani was arrested for Gambling Promotion. At both locations the gambling machines were confiscated.
On December 17th, investigations were again conducted at Reames Market on Highway 34 south of Greenville where Sarrina Khadgi and Pradeep Dangol were arrested for Keeping a Gambling Place, a class A misdemeanor. Operations were then conducted at Circle B on Highway 224 just east of Greenville. Prem Devandla and Kimberly Dudley were arrested for Gambling Promotion. Again, the gambling machines at both locations were seized and processed for evidence.Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said, “Let this be a warning to any businesses in Hunt County that have these gambling devices in your stores: We are coming for you. I would advise you to shut these operations down and get rid of these machines. If not, you will be arrested, the machines will be taken into custody and your business will be shut down. When I first took office in 2009, Hunt County was full of these type of operations and we shut them down then and as I leave office we are going to shut them down again. You have been warned!”