The mayor, any of the aldermen or the sheriff of the city of Charleston or the mayor, intendant or any alderman, warden or recorder of any incorporated city or town of this State or any judge residing in any such city or town, on information by oath of any credible witness that any of the criminal laws against gambling is being violated, may grant his warrant, under his hand and seal, to break open and enter any closed door or room within such city or town, wherever such offense is alleged to prevail.
1962 Code Section 17-257; 1952 Code Section 17-257; 1942 Code Sections 947, 957; 1932 Code Sections 947, 957; Cr. P. '22 Sections 43, 61; Cr. C. '12 Sections 60, 708; Cr. C. '02 Section 510; G. S. 1719; R. S. 395; 1816 (6) 28; 1904 (24) 500.