Tule River Tribe and sheriff arrest 11 in drug operation at casino

The Tule River Tribe owns and operates the Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville, California. Photo by Tamara Evans Eleven people were arrested earlier this month at the casino owned by the Tule River Tribe in California.

The tribal gaming commission reached out to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office in response to complaints of illegal narcotics being found at the Eagle Mountain Casino, according to a press release. The agencies conducted an undercover operation that resulted in arrests of people who were selling methamphetamine and marijuana.

"The Sheriff’s Department and the Tule River Tribe Gaming Commission, a branch of the Tule River Tribal Council, are taking a zero tolerance and a proactive approach to these types of activities on the casino property," the press release stated.

The tribe and the sheriff conducted a similar sweep several years ago, according to the county.

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TCSO deputies arrest 11 drug suspects at Eagle Mountain Casino (KFSN 12/8)
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