Greensboro raid results in shutdown of 2 illegal bars, multiple arrests, seizures

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — State and local officials on Wednesday shut down two illegal bars in Greensboro resulting in arrests, charges and seizures, according to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

ALE special agents began an investigation into a Greensboro residence after community members complained of illegal drug and alcohol sales. The residence, 918 Hackett Street, was the source of numerous shootings, assaults and calls for service, and was a drain on local law enforcement resources, according to a press release.

Through the course of the investigation, ALE special agents found a neighboring residence, 917 Hackett Street, was also engaged in illegal alcohol sales and drug activity.

On Wednesday, ALE and Greensboro Police Department simultaneously raided both locations which netted the seizure of illegal controlled substances, paraphernalia, and large amounts of alcohol.

The following individuals were charged:

George Thomas, 66, of Greensboro: Transporting an open container of alcoholic beverage

Orlando Logan, 74, of Greensboro: Possess alcoholic beverages for sale without the applicable ABC permits; Sell alcoholic beverages without the applicable ABC permits

Dana Hale Hampton, 59, of Greensboro: Possess alcoholic beverages for sale without the applicable ABC permits; Sell alcoholic beverages without the applicable ABC permits; Simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; Simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance; Possession of drug paraphernalia

Johnny Ellerbee, 42, of Greensboro: Unauthorized possession of spirituous liquor

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