CLOVERDALE -- Officers from the Indiana Gaming Commission and the Indiana State Police busted an illegal gambling establishment in Cloverdale on Tuesday.
A release from the IGC said Bryant R. Murphy, 48, of Madison, Tenn., was arrested on felony warrants for corrupt business influence, promoting professional gambling and professional gambling.
Authorities shut down Murphy's business, Vid-Tek Marketing Research, located at the Cloverdale Truck Plaza at U.S. 231 and I-70. Authorities said Murphy was operating the gambling business through Vid-Tek.
The bust took place shortly after 10 a.m., when officers witnessed Murphy exiting a vehicle and enter the Vid-Tek building.
When Murphy was arrested, police found he was in possession of a loaded 10-millimeter handgun.
Inside the Vid-Tek building, officers found five illegal gambling machines, cash, an assortment of gambling materials and more than 100 Marathon gift cards believed to have been used in connection with gambling proceeds.
The IGC has been investigating the business for several weeks following some tips concerning illegal gambling, the release said.
Murphy was booked into the Putnam County Jail, where he is awaiting transport to Pulaski County, where he will face further illegal gambling charges, the release said.
Murphy's van was towed to a secure facility for further examination.
According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, the investigation revealed that illegal gambling had been taking place at the location for some time.
The investigation is continuing, and numerous documents listing possible customers and employees were discovered.
The investigation will also be turned over to the Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter, for additional charges in Putnam County.
Police are asking for anyone with additional information concerning this investigation or any other illegal gambling ring should call (866) 610-8477 or at their Web page www.in.gov/igc.