The regulations regarding firearms in casinos vary across the United States, with some prohibiting any weapons and others allowing concealed carry permit holders to have handguns. However, due to the sensitive nature of cash transactions and increased security, handguns are generally not permitted on the casino floor, except for security and law enforcement personnel.
Despite these rules, a 35-year-old visitor at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento in Wheatland, California, disregarded these regulations last weekend. The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at the casino after the individual was seen carrying a firearm, leading to his swift identification and apprehension.
The suspect, identified as a 35-year-old male with the initials C.C., was found in possession of a firearm, drugs, and a considerable amount of ammunition. The firearm, a Smith & Wesson M&P40, was accompanied by multiple magazines, and the suspect also had burglary tools in his possession.
Law enforcement discovered that the individual had over 64 grams of a substance suspected to be fentanyl, a synthetic opioid responsible for many fatalities across the country. Despite being approved for treating severe pain in certain states, fentanyl is often unknowingly consumed, leading to fatal outcomes.
The suspect was booked into the Yuba County Jail on charges related to illegal firearm and ammunition possession, suspected possession of fentanyl with intent to sell, and other charges. The police report did not indicate any injuries at the time of the arrest.