N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) special agents recently charged three people as a result of an investigation of alcoholic beverages being sold without a license at a location in Roaring River.

According to an ALE news release, the agency received information about an illegal bar operating in Roaring River in April 2021.

ALE special agents found that Brews Brothers Bar and Grill at 2055 Greenhorn Road openly sold alcoholic beverages without first obtaining the applicable ABC permits, the release stated. ALE agent observed employees selling malt beverages to patrons on numerous occasions when they investigated Brews Brothers Bar and Grill, the release said.

On April 30, ALE special agents executed a search warrant at the establishment and seized about 53 liters of various types of malt beverages.

Managers Timothy Sealey, 48, of North Wilkesboro, and David Wingler, 43, of Hays were both charged with possessing alcoholic beverages for sale without first obtaining the applicable ABC permits.

Candace Ivey, 35, of North Wilkesboro, was charged with selling alcoholic beverages without first obtaining the applicable ABC permits. Ivey was taken into custody due to an outstanding arrest warrant from the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office for larceny by employee.

Triad Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement and the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation, the release stated.

ALE enforces state Alcoholic Beverage Control, tobacco, lottery and gambling laws.

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