200+ People Facing Charges After Greenville ALE Operation

More than 200 people are facing charges, most involving underage drinking, after a special operation last week in Greenville.

Officials report North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents and Pitt County Alcoholic Beverage Control officers cited or arrested 202 people on 246 charges.

They report agents found alcohol violations at a residence and a business that were selling alcohol illegally and detected violations at three ABC licensed establishments.

Here's the information from the Governor's office:

"About 11:30 p.m. on April 14, ALE agents and ABC officers executed a search warrant at 1209 Forbes St., Greenville, and charged four residents: James Reeves Sasser, 19; Jonathan Lyle Colbert, 19; Sean Veneziano, 20; and Jordan Butler, 20. They were charged with aiding and abetting underage in obtaining malt beverages and spirituous liquor, selling alcohol without first obtaining the applicable ABC permits and revenue licenses, and underage possession of malt beverages. Veneziano and Butler were also charged with possession for sale of alcohol without first obtaining the applicable ABC permits and revenue licenses.

On April 16, ALE agents and ABC officers executed a search warrant at a business located at 807 Dickinson Ave., Greenville. Grossie Smith Jackson was charged with selling and possession for sale alcoholic beverages without first obtaining the applicable ABC permits and revenue licenses.

In addition, charges were made at three Greenville nightclubs on ABC violations of selling alcohol to persons less than 21 years of age. The clubs include Rehab Lounge at 218 East 5th St., Still Life at 511 Cotanche St. and Rumors at 417 Cotanche St."

Officials report the following arrests or citations were made during the operation: Give alcohol to underage persons, being over 21 years of age, aid or abet an underage person in possession of alcohol, being less than 21 years of age, aid or abet an underage person in purchase of alcohol, possession of alcohol by a 19/20 year old, possession of alcohol by underage person, purchase alcohol by underage person, sales of alcohol to underage person, being underage attempt to purchase alcohol, underage consumption of alcohol, consume on an off premise location, unlawful possession of spirituous liquor, sell alcohol without the appropriate ABC permits and revenue licenses, possess for sale alcohol without the appropriate ABC permits and revenue licenses, display a fictitious identification, possession of fictitious identification, use of a fictitious identification to purchase alcohol and/or enter a place where alcohol is sold/consumed, drive after consuming alcohol with open container, drive with open container of alcohol in passenger area, transport spirituous liquor with a broken seal, expired registration, no operator’s license, vehicle inspection violation, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault on a government official, resist, delay and obstruct, damage to personal property and operate a vehicle with an open container.

The following arrests or citations were made during the operation:
9 Give alcohol to underage persons
3 Being over 21 years of age, aid or abet an underage person in possession of alcohol
11 Being less than 21 years of age, aid or abet an underage person in purchase of alcohol
38 Possession of alcohol by a 19/20 year old
37 Possession of alcohol by underage person
7 Purchase alcohol by underage person
2 Sales of alcohol to underage person
1 Being underage attempt to purchase alcohol
65 Underage consumption of alcohol
1 Consume on an off premise location
3 Unlawful possession of spirituous liquor
5 Sell alcohol without the appropriate ABC permits and revenue licenses
3 Possess for sale alcohol without the appropriate ABC permits and revenue licenses
1 Display a fictitious identification
6 Possession of fictitious identification
25 Use of a fictitious identification to purchase alcohol and/or enter a place where alcohol is sold/consumed
2 Drive after consuming alcohol with open container
5 Drive with open container of alcohol in passenger area
1 Transport spirituous liquor with a broken seal
2 Expired registration
1 No operator's license
1 Vehicle inspection violation
7 Misdemeanor possession of marijuana
6 Possession of drug paraphernalia
1 Assault on a government official
1 Resist, delay and obstruct
1 Damage to personal property
1 Operate a vehicle with an open container


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