KARNES COUNTY - The Karnes County Sheriff's Office is cracking down on illegal gambling operations.

Deputies executed several search warrants following weeks of investigations.

Authorities said they discovered various game rooms operating illegally and several people were arrested for misdemeanor offenses.

"Illegal operations like these put our community in jeopardy and take advantage of our citizens,” Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva said in a statement.

The sheriff also wrote that he will continue to follow up on all citizen complaints to keep the community safe.