North Carolina Authorities Shutter Three Illegal “Indian” Casinos – 26 Arrested


Kendall Locklear – Photo from Facebook

Published July 24, 2018

PEMBROKE, N.C. – On Monday, the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement raided and shuttered three illegal casinos in Robeson County, North Carolina. The casinos were operated by a group called the Tuscarora Indian Nation, led by Kendall Locklear. However, the Tuscarora Indian Nation led by Locklear is not a federally recognized tribe and therefore does not have the authority to operate casinos as covered by the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

During the raid, 26 people were arrested on charges of gambling, manufacturing controlled substances, running an illegal police force and money laundering.

N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement agents said they confiscated vehicles, cash, marijuana, firearms and more than 200 gaming machines.

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