Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Guns, Alcohol and Drugs Found During ALE Illegal Bar Search

Apr 11, 2023

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (NC ALE) special agents searched a residence in Robeson County. The search resulted in one individual arrested on alcohol, drugs, and gun charges.  

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, NC Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents concluded an investigation in the St. Pauls area of Robeson County, NC, by executing a search warrant in a residential community. NC ALE received complaints Juan Hose Johnson, of 754 Ballance Farm Road, St. Pauls, NC was engaged in illegal sales of alcoholic beverages without ABC permits.

NC ALE special agents seized items related to the unlawful sales of alcoholic beverages to include spirituous liquor, malt beverages, and US Currency.  Special Agents also seized numerous items of evidence related to the sale of controlled substances, as well as five unlawfully possessed firearms.

As a result of the investigation, the following individual was charged:

  • Juan Hose Johnson, 46, of St. Pauls, was charged with possess alcoholic beverages for sale without first obtaining the applicable ABC permits and revenue licenses, possession with intent to sell and/or deliver marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, felony maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling and/or keeping controlled substances, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

About ALE:

ALE’s 111 specially trained agents have the authority to arrest and take investigatory action throughout North Carolina. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of Alcoholic Beverage Control, tobacco, state lottery and gambling laws.



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