Casinos in the United States have varying rules regarding the carrying of firearms. While some prohibit all weapons, others may allow concealed carry permit holders to have handguns. Generally, handguns are not allowed on the casino floor due to the sensitive cash transactions and heightened security.
However, a recent incident at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento in Wheatland, California, highlighted a violation of these rules. Last weekend, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at the casino regarding a 35-year-old male seen carrying a firearm. The suspect was quickly apprehended upon the arrival of law enforcement.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department released a statement identifying the suspect as a 35-year-old male with the initials C.C. Upon his arrest, police discovered that the individual was in possession of a firearm, drugs, and a significant amount of ammunition. Additionally, the suspect was carrying burglary tools.
Law enforcement reported that the apprehended individual had over 64 grams of a substance suspected to be fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that has caused numerous fatalities across the country. The suspect was booked into the Yuba County Jail on charges related to possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition, suspected possession of fentanyl with the intent to sell, and other charges. There were no reports of injuries at the time of the arrest.
The incident serves as a reminder of the strict rules regarding firearms and the potential consequences of violating these regulations. It also highlights the ongoing issue of drug-related crimes and the dangers associated with illicit substances. Casinos continue to enforce their strict policies to ensure the safety and security of their patrons and staff.