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Encinitas Sheriffs, ABC conduct drug sting at bar

LEUCADIA – The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station will post a 45‐day suspension of the liquor license of the Bar Leucadian July 2. 

This action is the result of a four‐month‐long, joint‐narcotics investigation involving the ABC and Sheriff’s Department. During the investigation, undercover investigators purchased cocaine at the establishment on four occasions, and both employees and patrons were involved in the sales. The investigation started after the detectives at the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station received a complaint. The investigation was funded through the ABC Grant Assistance Program.

The penalty for the violations is revocation of the liquor license, which was stayed for a three‐year period and a 45‐day suspension.

A license suspension means not being able to sell liquor at all during the period of the suspension. The owner also agreed to other conditions of the license restricting live entertainment and hours of operation.