Miamitown business owner charged with illegal sale of alcohol | News
MIAMITOWN, OH (FOX19) - The owner of a Miamitown bar has been charged with selling alcohol after the business liquor permit was cancelled in September.
Agents from the Ohio Investigative Unit and officers from the Colerain Police Department executed a search warrant on Dec. 7 for illegal sales at the Best Damn Bar on Harrison Avenue.
Ronald C. Wells, Sr., 76, of Miamitown, was charged with illegal sales and keeper of the place.
“These locations are often the source of problems including drug use and other criminal activity,” said Ohio Investigative Unit Agent-in-Charge Brent Devery. “While a majority of the business owners do follow the appropriate steps in obtaining and keeping their liquor permits, there are those businesses that unfortunately choose to operate unfairly.”
During the search warrant, officials seized $94 dollars, as well as 1,167 cans and bottles of beer, 83 bottles of intoxicating and spirituous liquors, and 38 bottles of wine. Also, Steven, J. Cameron II, 27, of Cleves, was charged with drug abuse.
“This is another example of how partnerships within law enforcement can work in favor our residents and business owners,” said Colerain Police Department Chief Daniel Meloy.
If convicted, Wells could face up to six months in jail and/or fines up to $1,000 dollars.
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