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ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) – Four people face charges in connection to an illegal liquor house in Elizabethtown that was shut down by North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents recently, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
According to the news release, on New Year’s Eve, ALE agents shut down the house in the 110 block of Robin Drive, seizing 206 liters of beer, 17 liters of wine, 37 liters of spirituous liquor, $933 in U.S. currency, an ounce of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and five widescreen LED TVs.
The home’s renters, Reginald Tatum, 40, and his wife, Savonne, 46, were both charged.
Ronald was charged with maintaining a building for narcotics purposes, selling alcohol without Alcoholic Beverage Control permits and advertising and dealing in lotteries illegally, while Savonne was charged with possession of alcohol for sale without permits.
Additionally, 39-year-old Gregory Bowden of Lumberton was charged with possession of marijuana, and 50-year-old Gary Sinclair of Dudley was charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.
“This shows how cooperation among law enforcement agencies can result in making communities safer, ridding them of places that are havens of illegal activity,” said Captain Rodney Hester in a statement.
The ALE had gotten complaints about loud parties at the residence and an outbuilding next to it.
Additionally, a shooting happened on the property July 4.
The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Bladen County Fire Marshal’s Office assisted the agents in executing a search warrant at the home.
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