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Traffic stop leads to two arrests, cash and game room closures
by Tim Delaney
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One of two Woodsboro game rooms was closed during an incident Jan. 30 that led to the arrests of two Woodsboro men, one of whom operated the game rooms.
Contributed photo One of two Woodsboro game rooms was closed during an incident Jan. 30 that led to the arrests of two Woodsboro men, one of whom operated the game rooms.
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WOODSBORO – Two men were arrested about 2 a.m. Jan. 30—one for a felon in possession of a firearm and a second for possession of marijuana, less than two ounces.

Manuel Zuleta, 37, was arrested and taken to the Refugio County Jail on charges of a felon in possession of a fire arm.

Miguel Lara, 27, also was arrested and taken to the Refugio County Jail on a charge of possession of marijuana, less than two ounces.

The arrests stemmed from a traffic stop on Locke Street, in which a game room employee said he was taking cash to his boss’s house.

The man told Refugio County Sheriff Robert Bolcik he worked for game room owner Manuel Zuleta.

He also told deputies the game rooms paid out in cash prizes.

Sheriff Bolcik said he and his deputies went to Zuleta’s residence at the corner of Beasley and Rogers streets.

There, Miguel Lara answered the door, saw law enforcement and ran. Lara was caught with the marijuana.

Zuleta then consented to a search of his safe.

“We opened up the safe and there were three or four bundles of currency wrapped,” Bolcik said.

Also found was a revolver.

Zuleta, a convicted felon, was arrested for having the gun – a felony offense, according to Bolcik.

The game rooms were closed and contain evidence, Bolcik said.

Also in question was who owned the game room machines.

Cash in the amount of $25,000 also was confiscated, Bolcik said.

The case is being further investigated.
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