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Veterans Club, bartender charged with selling alcohol without a proper liquor license

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Charges have been filed against the Carroll County Veterans Club and the bartender who was working the night officers from the Investigative Unit of the Ohio Department of Public Safety conducted a raid of the facility.

The Veterans Club is charged with “keeping a place where beer or intoxicating liquors were furnished in violation of law”, an unclassified misdemeanor, and with “selling, keeping or possessing beer, intoxicating liquor or alcohol without a valid permit” (listed as “actions prohibited without a permit”) from the Ohio Department of Liquor Control, a first degree misdemeanor.

The club is also charged with illegally conducting bingo, a fourth degree felony.
A bartender at the facility, Rae A. Fry of Mace Rd. Carrollton, was charged with selling beer without a permit in force (listed as “actions prohibited without a permit) on Nov. 2, a first degree misdemeanor.

Agents from the Ohio Investigative Unit raided the Vet’s Club, located at 2044 Brenner Rd., Carrollton, Dec. 6 as a result of complaints they received about the club selling alcohol without a permit.

Agents seized beer, intoxicating liquor, gambling related items, cash and papers associated with gambling.

The charges were filed by the Department of Public Safety Investigative Unit after conferring with Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Donald Burns.  

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