LA MARQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sgt. Forrest Gandy
September 14, 2013
On September 10, 2013, at approximately 0930am, culminating an approximately seven month investigation, La Marque Police Department executed multiple search warrants related to the operation of the “On Edge Game Room.” The game room, purported as being “amusement only,” was found to paying cash to patrons. Further investigation found the business to be an organized criminal operation, and laundering significant amounts of money.
A Search warrant was executed at the game room, located at 103 Ross, in La Marque. Additional search warrants were served at the owner’s residences and multiple banks found to be tied to the business. Approximately $72,000 in US currency was recovered from the businesses, the residences, and the banks. The currency is being held pending seizure proceedings. Additionally, a Ford F-250, a Suzuki motorcycle, and other property were recovered and also pending seizure proceedings.
The owners were identified as Joyce (69) and David Long (65), of La Marque, and Linda (44) and Cord Currington (51), of League City. No charges were filed at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and Warrant Division assisted with the execution of the search warrants.