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Five arrested after State Police investigation into illegal gambling den

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 09:00:46-05

Five men were arrested this week after an investigation into the operation of an illegal gambling den in Baton Rouge.

The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division arrested 43-year-old Wayne Neyland aka “Uber Wayne” of Denham Springs and 38-year-old Jack Hardesty of Prairieville on Monday, February 22. 41-year-old John Brewster of Denham Springs, 33-year-old Ryan Westmoreland of Denham Springs, and 31-year-old Darren Ortego of Denham Springs were arrested on February 23.

Troopers say an investigation found the men were principal operators of an illegal gambling den located at the 5th Street Social Club in Baton Rouge.

Arrest warrants were obtained and all five individuals were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail for violation of LRS 14:90 Gambling.

To report illegal gambling call 225-925-1900 or visit and use the “Suspicious Activity” tab to file a report of suspicious or criminal activity.

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