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ABC Executes Search Warrant Related To Alcohol Sales In Dry Area

Posted at 9:20 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 18:33:04-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control executed a search warrant at American Patriots in Laurel County.

The search uncovered over 100 bottles of distilled spirits, around 1,000 bottles of malt beverages, several gallons of moonshine, and at least six illegal gambling machines.

American Patriots does not have a license as it is located in a dry area.

“The sale of alcohol is a local decision and the Department’s enforcement efforts ensure the will of the people is respected,” commented Gail Russell, Secretary of the Public Protection Cabinet. “I thank the Department’s Enforcement Division for their professionalism and dedication to the enforcement of state law for the protection of our citizens.”

This warrant and search is a result of a yearlong investigation into bootlegging activities associated with this establishment and underscores ABC’s commitment to the enforcement of the Commonwealth’s laws governing illegal alcohol sales.