On January 2nd, 2019

ABC Agents to Post Notice of Suspension at Roseville Bar Undercover ABC agents and Roseville police officers purchase illegal drugs during investigation

ROSEVILLE – On January 3, 2019, the alcoholic beverage license of the Onyx Bar in Roseville will be suspended for 30 days following an investigation by California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents and Roseville police officers in which they discovered illegal drug sales at the bar.   During the investigation, undercover agents and officers were able to purchase cocaine and documented several violations inside the bar.

The suspension means:

  • liquor sales will be prohibited during the 30-day period,
  • the Onyx liquor license will be on probation for the next three years if similar violations occur,
  • there will be no alcoholic beverage sales on the patio after 10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and no alcoholic beverage sales after one a.m. Thursday-Saturday,
  • in addition, the bar must have one licensed uniformed security guard on duty on Friday and Saturday.

ABC agents worked closely with the Roseville Police Department during the investigation after receiving complaints from the community. In early November 2018, the Roseville Police Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) and ABC completed their investigation. The Roseville Police Department has filed charges for the sales of narcotics with the Placer County District Attorney’s office.

In a press release, the Roseville Police Department stated, “The Roseville Police Department appreciates a strong working relationship with State Alcoholic Beverage Control.  Together we strive to hold bars and night clubs accountable for their operations.”

“California ABC agents work closely with local law enforcement officers to reduce crime as it relates businesses that are licensed to sell and serve alcohol,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “These agents work late into the night on any given day of the week to investigate crime or violations that take place inside bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and stores that sell alcohol.  I thank them for their service.”

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