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Owner arrested for operating without an alcohol permit, cited for unsanitary conditions

Alcohol and Tobacco Control - Louisiana
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:30pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — The Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control has announced that a LaPlace bar owner has been arrested for selling and serving alcoholic beverages without a valid state permit and given a citiation for unsanitary conditions.

Kenny Gray, owner of Kenny’s Rhythm & Blues Club in LaPlace, was arrested late Saturday evening for continuing to operate his alcoholic beverage business even though his state alcoholic beverage permit was under suspension due to his failure to pay delinquent fines associated with previous ATC violations.

“This business owner has shown a total disregard for state law by continuing to sell alcoholic beverages after receiving several warnings not to do so,” stated Hebert.

Gray was charged with Sale of Alcohol without a Valid Permit (high/low content) and booked in the St. John Parish Correctional Facility.

The business itself also received an administrative violation for Failing to Maintain a Clean and Sanitary Premise for the Public.

A mouse was found inside a vending machine at the bar.

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