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Liquor house busted in Grifton

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Larry Garrett Larry Garrett
Latrance Lavard Brock Latrance Lavard Brock
GRIFTON, N.C. - Lenior County deputies bust an illegal liquor house in Grifton.

Following up on a three week investigation, narcotics detectives arrested eight people Monday at 239 Contentnea Drive.

“These types of ‘liquor house’ operations are nuisances to the citizens in the area.  The occupants will buy liquor from a ABC store and sell it by the glass just like a restaurant or bar.  The exception is they do not have alcohol permits to operate in liquor sales and they do not follow state regulations regarding health hazards and public safety rules.  With the illegal alcohol sales, many times, just as this one, there are drug sales, drug use and other crimes present at these locations,” said Sheriff Chris Hill.

Lenoir County narcotics detectives worked closely with the Grifton Police Department to make these arrests.

“The Narcotics Division continued my office’s proactive enforcement all the way to the edge of the county line in Grifton.  I am proud to know how closely we can work with other agencies like the Grifton Police and ALE to help us both accomplish our common goal of working for the citizens we serve.  We are going after the problems and using all the tools in our box to shut down these operations,” said Sheriff Chris Hill.
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