OPD Recovers Flame Thrower, Drugs, and Cash During An Illegal Casino Bust

Date Posted: October 25th, 2021 @ 3:53 PM
Last Updated: October 25th, 2021 @ 3:56 PM
Photo of flame thrower, loaded firearms, cash, and narcotics.

News from: Oakland Police Department


October 25, 2021

OPD Recovers Flame Thrower, Drugs, and Cash During an Illegal Casino Bust

The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating an illegal casino operation. On October 14, 2021, OPD Community Resource Officers (CRO) from Areas One, Two, and Three executed a search warrant on an illegal gambling establishment, in the 1400 block of 17th Avenue.

Officers recovered four loaded firearms, a 50 round drum magazine, a flame thrower and more than $17,500 in cash. Officers also recovered eight gambling machines, a quarter pound of suspected meth, and a large amount of tar heroin packaged for distribution inside of the gambling shack.

While executing the search warrant, more than 11 individuals were detained exiting the establishment, two of which were arrested for outstanding warrants.

A third individual believed to be running the illegal operation was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

This is part of an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case can contact (510) 238-3728