SAN JOSE – Following an undercover investigation by California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents and San Jose Police, on December 1, 2015, ABC agents posted an indefinite notice of suspension at the Dragonfly Lounge in the city of San Jose.
During the investigation, agents discovered lewd conduct, alcohol service during restricted hours, and disorderly activity at the lounge. In addition, the licensee obstructed and delayed San Jose Police Department officers from investigating a shooting and stabbing incident at the premises.
Effective immediately alcohol sales at this location are prohibited. In addition, the owner has one year to transfer the license to another individual at a separate location. ABC suspended the Dragonfly Lounge liquor license back in August for a 30-day period for similar violations. The owner was also placed on probation at that time for three years and told that the business could lose its license permanently if additional illegal activity occurred there.
"Businesses that don't abide by alcoholic beverage control laws tend to draw clientele of the same non law abiding character. That can contribute to unsafe situations for nearby workers and residents," said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. "ABC agents put in a lot of undercover hours to curb alcohol related crime and the crimes that stem from licensees breaking the law."