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SIU shuts down 8-liner operations

MCSO SIU PRESS RELEASE

On Thursday, December 4, 2008 @ approximately 5:45 pm, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special
Investigations Unit served a search warrant at a business known as Linda’s, located in the 32300 Block of FM
249, Pinehurst, Texas.

The SIU received TIPS from concerned citizens that illegal 8-liner gambling was occurring at the business.
The SIU conducted an undercover operation at the business and established probable cause for a search and
arrest warrant for the business and its employees. Judge C. Hamilton 359th State District Court issued the
warrant.

Two employees were arrested at the scene. Additional arrests are pending. 72 mother boards were seized
from the eight liner machines along with approximately $16,700.00 in US currency and other gambling
paraphernalia. Marijuana was also discovered in
a employee’s vehicle. 16 citations were issued for gambling to the patrons on location during warrant service.

Arrested at the scene:

Norma Borsch
w/f 06/10/1959
Charged with:
Engaging in Organized Crime SJF
Poss Marijuana Misd B
Gambling Promotion Misd A
Keeping a Gambling Place Misd A
Possession of Gambling Paraphernalia Misd A

James McCain
w/m 08/26/1948
Charged with:
Engaging in Organized Crime SJF
Gambling Promotion Misd A
Keeping a Gambling Place Misd A
Poss of Gambling Paraphernalia Misd A
The SIU was assisted by the Montgomery County Auto Theft Task Force and DPS Special Crimes Conroe
Office.

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