ATC SUSPENDS ALCOHOL SALES AT THREE LAFAYETE CLUBS
Businesses Suspended for Selling Alcohol to Minors and Allowing Drugs on Premises
Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) Commissioner Troy Hebert ordered the immediate suspension of alcoholic beverage permits for 3 Lafayette businesses last Saturday night.
The Commissioner suspended the permits for Scotty’s Ice House, 1043 Johnston Street, Lafayette; The Keg on McKinley Street, 115 McKinley Street, Lafayette and BED Niteclub and Lounge, 209 Jefferson Street, Lafayette.
The Keg and Scotty’s Ice House were both cited for their 4th violation of sales of alcohol to minors. Most of these occurred back to back recently.
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, after the results of a 90 day sting operation revealed over 60 violations in the area, Commissioner Hebert summoned over 25 club owners to discuss the ramifications of serving alcohol irresponsibly 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 ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert. “This blatant disregard of the law will not be tolerated,” Hebert added.
Hearings will be held soon at ATC headquarters in Baton Rouge.