KING CITY – On September 11, 2018, the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced that ABC agents posted a 30-day Notice of Suspension at the Mariscos El Camaron restaurant in King City.
ABC filed an accusation against the business earlier this year for violations involving the sale of alcohol beverages to minors, minors consuming alcoholic beverages on the premises, unauthorized sales of distilled spirits, and for obstruction of justice by delaying the investigation by ABC agents.
During the investigation ABC agents witnessed three minors purchasing and/or consuming alcohol. The investigation also confirmed, the employees involved in selling alcohol to the minors were 18 and 19 years-old. The licensee was present for the violations and subsequent investigation.
This is the second accusation filed against the licensee and premises this year. The first accusation was filed in April 2018 stemming from a violation of sales of alcohol to a minor and alcohol consumption by a minor back in January 2018. The license was suspended for 15 days in April 2018.
“Allowing under age individuals to buy and sell alcohol is not only against the law, it can result in very deadly consequences out on our roadways and in our communities,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “ABC agents go into bars, restaurants and liquor stores to witness transactions, to educate, and to enforce ABC laws for the safety of our communities.”