On May 19th, 2020

ABC Agents Post Notices of Revocation at Two Bars in Arcata Undercover investigation finds illegal drug transactions

ARCATA – On May 15, 2020, California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents posted Notices of Revocation at two bars in Arcata, prohibiting the sales of alcohol.   The notices were posted at Toby and Jack’s and at Sidelines Sports Bar.

According to ABC, the licenses have been revoked for illegal narcotics transactions.  ABC filed accusations against both businesses following a five-month investigation involving illegal narcotics transactions inside both premises. The undercover operation was a combined effort between ABC, Arcata Police and the Humboldt County Drug Task Force.

ABC, along with the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, initiated the investigation due to heightened concerns regarding narcotics activity within the locations in the community.

“Kudos to the ABC agents and their law enforcement partners who investigated concerns that illegal drugs were being sold inside these two businesses,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.   “A sometimes-lengthy administrative procedure follows these investigations before revocation.  ABC licensees have a duty to adhere to ABC regulations to keep patrons and employees and the community safe.”

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