Arrests follow month-long investigation by state liquor enforcement – Reuters


SALISBURY — North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) special agents recently concluded a months-long illegal drug and alcohol investigation that resulted in numerous arrests, charges and seizures.

The investigation stemmed from complaints of illegal drug activity at ABC-licensed convenience stores in Salisbury. During the investigation, special agents also identified several illegal liquor businesses operating out of private residences.

ALE is a division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, and special agents are responsible for investigating and enforcing liquor, lottery, and tobacco laws.

On Friday, ALE, the Salisbury Police Department and the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office served four arrest warrants and executed three search warrants for drug and alcohol offenses at 29 Kesler Street , 204 Lloyd Street and Red’s Mart, located at 1014 West Innes Street. . During the searches, special agents seized two handguns, crack cocaine, about a pound of marijuana and a large sum of cash.

The following people have been charged:

Reports will be submitted to the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) for violations at Red’s Mart and Speedway 7986, which could result in fines, suspensions or revocation of ABC licenses.


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