Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bar Leucadian loses liquor license for 45 days including 4th of July after San Diego ABC - Sheriff cocaine bust, California DUI attorneys announce today

California's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and the Encinitas Sheriff's Station will post a 45‐day suspension of the liquor license of the Bar Leucadian on Monday, July 2nd at 11:30 a.m. Bar Leucadian is located at 1542 N. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas, San Diego County, lawyers are told.

Encinitas is notorious for its Sheriff's Department's DUI task force and drunk driving arrests, local criminal defense attorneys report. 4th of July means no booze there!

This action is the result of a 4‐month‐long, joint‐narcotics investigation involving the ABC and Sheriff's Department. During the investigation, undercover investigators allegedly purchased cocaine at the establishment on 4 occasions, and both employees and patrons were allegedly involved in the sales. The investigation started after the detectives at the Encinitas Sheriff's Station received a complaint. The investigation was funded through the ABC Grant Assistance Program.

The penalty for the violations is revocation of the liquor license, which was stayed for a 3‐year period and a 45‐day suspension. A license suspension means not being able to sell liquor at all during the period of the suspension. The owner also agreed to other conditions of the license restricting live entertainment and hours of operation.