ATC suspends alcohol sales at three Lafayette clubs
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — Three Lafayette businesses have had their alcoholic beverage permit suspended for selling alcohol to minors and allowing drugs on premises
The order for their suspensions was sent by Troy Hebert, Commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC).
The Commissioner suspended the permits for Scotty’s Ice House, The Keg, and BED Niteclub and Lounge.
The Keg and Scotty’s Ice House were both cited for their 4th violation of sales of alcohol to minors.
BED Niteclub was suspended because their own security personnel were found openly smoking marijuana on several occasions inside the club and for multiple sales to minors.
Two weeks ago, a 90 day sting operation revealed over 60 violations in the area.
As a result, Commissioner Hebert summoned over 25 club owners to discuss the ramifications of irresponsibly serving alcohol and openly allowing illegal narcotic use at their businesses.
The suspensions were handed down after these three businesses ignored the warnings at the meeting.
“The sad part is I personally met with them for two hours to try and find some solutions. Obviously, they are not responsible enough to have the privilege of selling alcohol," said Hebert. “This blatant disregard of the law will not be tolerated.”
These businesses will soon have hearing at ATC headquarters in Baton Rouge.