Beach restaurant busted for selling alcohol without license

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 6:20 PM

Restaurant busted for illegally selling alcohol

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VIRGINIA -- A Virginia Beach restaurant was recently busted for selling alcohol without a license, following a two month investigation.
 
Beach Caribbean, located at 152 S. Plaza Trail, had allegedly been selling liquor by the drink without a license to sell alcohol, according to ABC spokesperson Kathleen Shaw.

ABC special agents and Virginia Beach Police executed a search warrant last Sunday.

Shaw says the warrant resulted in 55 charges and the seizure of $1,560.79 in cash along with 39 grams of suspected marijuana and ten bottles of suspected liquor.

Agents issued the following charges - one count possession of marijuana; one count possession of marijuana with intent to distribute; five counts of maintaining a common nuisance (narcotics code); 10 counts of maintaining a common nuisance (alcohol code); four counts of aid and abet in the illegal sale of alcohol; and five counts of possessing alcohol on the premises of an unlicensed restaurant.

In addition, Virginia Beach Police issued 18 summonses for frequenting a disorderly house; one count possession of marijuana; one count open container; one count drunk in public; one weapons charge and seven arrests for outstanding warrants.

King Walker, owner of Beach Caribbean restaurant, talked to 13News Now and said he didn't sell liquor illegally.  When asked if his workers were selling he said, "I'm not sure. I wouldn't say no because I'm also the DJ." 

Walker said he is originally from Jamaica and moved to Virginia Beach years ago. He said he has tried to get a liquor license before.

"It seems like they don't want to give this location a liquor license," Walker said. "They are making it sound like we are selling marijuana. No one is selling marijuana."
 

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