On August 17th, 2015

ABC Agents Take Action at San Jose Establishments After Hours Alcohol Sales, Lewd Conduct, Illegal Drink Solicitations & Drug Paraphernalia

cabcaSAN JOSE- A series of undercover investigations by California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents led to notices of suspensions at three San Jose business that sell and or serve alcohol.

"ABC agents are in these establishments in an undercover capacity for good reason," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  "When ABC laws are broken, there is the potential for other crimes to occur including assaults, sexual assaults and DUI."

On August 11, 2015, Agents posted a 30-day suspension at the Dragonfly Lounge located at 4126 Monterey Highway for violations involving lewd conduct, alcohol service during restricted hours, and illegal drink solicitation by employees. In addition, the business is on probation for the next three years and could lose its license permanently if additional illegal activity occurs there.

Agents also posted a 20-day suspension at Union Avenue Liquor, 3649 Union Avenue, for selling or furnishing drug paraphernalia to undercover agents. This business is also on probation for three years and if more violations occur, ABC could revoke the license.

The third business agents posted a suspension at was  the Motif restaurant, 389 South First Street, for failure to comply with food service requirements of its license. The suspension is for 10 days and indefinitely thereafter until the business’ kitchen is fully operational.

The suspensions are effective immediately and the sale or service of alcohol is prohibited during the suspension periods.

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