Pair busted on gambling charges

By Brian Knox | Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014

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Two people turned themselves in to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday on warrants related to a possible gambling operation at the Navigator Truck Stop in Alvord.

Dawood Kohistani, 51, of Dallas and Arian Yusufzai, 36, of Frisco were booked into the Wise County Jail for charges of possession of a gambling device, keeping a gambling place (both Class A misdemeanors) and possession of a controlled substance (a Class B misdemeanor).

Both men were released after posting a $6,000 bond.

Sheriff’s investigators seized 14 gaming devices and nearly $5,700 in cash believed to be tied to a gambling operation after executing a search warrant on the truck stop May 7.

Wise County Sheriff David Walker said during the search of the truck stop, officers also found K2, a synthetic form of marijuana, at the store.

“They had K2 under the counter,” Walker said. “You had to know they had it and ask for it.”

K2 was added to the list of controlled substances banned by the state in 2011.

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