Two Louisville men are facing federal charges of money laundering.


Austin Gamez, 23, and Rashawn Thorn, 26, are in the Harrison County, Indiana jail after being arrested at Horseshoe Casino on Wednesday night.



The arrest came after an investigation involving Indiana State Police, LMPD, the IRS and the ATF.


Police said the men had more than $25,000 in cash and Thorn had drugs on him.

Detective Tim Denby, from the Indiana State Police, working with the Louisville Metro Police Department, Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agents and agents from the Federal Internal Revenue Service, made contact with Austin E. Gamez, 23, from Kenjoy Drive in Louisville, KY and Rashawn C. Thorn, 26, from Glen Hollow Drive in Louisville, KY at a casino located in southern Indiana.

Austin Gamez was allegedly money laundering and Rashawn Thorn was allegedly in possession of drugs and money laundering.

After speaking with both subjects Detective Denby placed them under arrest and incarcerated them in the Harrison County Jail.

As a result of this investigation $25,897.00 was seized and turned over to Federal Agents for forfeiture. 

Rashawn C. Thorn was charged with Money Laundering over $50,000.00 and Possession of a Schedule Two Controlled Substance. Austin E. Gamez was charged with Money Laundering over $50,000.00. 

A photo of both of the arrested can be obtained by contacting the Harrison County Jail. 

This investigation is continuing. Further information on this case will have to be obtained from the Louisville Metro Police Department.