Palo Pinto County sheriff's deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety officers enter Longhorn Smokes 'N More Thursday afternoon as part of coordinated effort to close down what officials allege is illegal lotteries. (Mark Engebretson)
Palo Pinto County sheriff's deputies remove electronics from Longhorn Smokes 'N More Thursday afternoon.
Law enforcement hit a number of locations Thursday afternoon in a coordinated effort to shut down what officials allege is, basically, an illegal lottery.
At Possum Kingdom Lake, Palo Pinto County sheriff's deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety officers entered Longhorn Smokes 'N More around 2:20 p.m. Thursday. Customers were turned away by officers who said the business was closed.
About four hours later, deputies carried a number of electronic items from the business and loaded them into a DPS box trailer.
Similar actions occurred at different businesses in Mineral Wells.
No officials were available for comment Friday morning.
It is unknown if those businesses will reopen today.