BAKERSFIELD – On June 5, 2023, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced it has immediately suspended the license of Back Alley Bar and Grill, located at 649 North Main Street in Bishop after a four-month investigation revealed illegal narcotics transactions at the business. Alcohol sales are prohibited for 30 days, and the licensee has 180 days to transfer the license before it is revoked.
“ABC agents work to identify illegal activity that might be taking place at ABC-licensed bars, restaurants and stores. They work undercover in situations that put them in harm’s way in order to protect our communities, neighborhoods, and our quality of life,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.
ABC initiated this investigation due to heightened concern by local law enforcement. Between September and December 2022, undercover agents were able to purchase cocaine from an employee at Back Alley Bar & Grill. Agents arrested employee Colton Mikulich for sales and possession of cocaine, and criminal conspiracy.
ABC filed disciplinary action against Back Alley Bar and Grill’s alcoholic beverage license for illegal narcotics sales. Back Alley Bar and Grill settled the action and agreed to an immediate suspension of its alcohol license. ABC has ordered a 30-day suspension of alcohol sales and the owner has 180 days to transfer the license before it is revoked.