HANFORD – On March 4, 2022, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced that it has revoked the license to sell alcohol at Bubba’s Food & Liquor, located at 929 North 10th Avenue in Hanford. The license was permanently revoked because the licensee and an employee solicited an undercover ABC agent for an act of prostitution.
The licensee violated California Penal Code 647(b) when he attempted to arrange unlawful sex for a friend with the undercover ABC agent. The investigation was conducted after ABC received a complaint about illicit activities occurring at the premises.
“ABC agents work undercover to investigate suspected crimes at establishments that sell and/or serve alcoholic beverages. Licensees have a responsibility to our citizens and communities to operate their businesses in compliance with the law and ABC regulations. Thank you to the ABC agents who work to keep our neighborhoods and communities safe,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.