Brundidge raid uncovers unlawful sale of alcohol
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2018
The Brundidge Police Department recovered a plastic bin full of alcohol Friday from a residence on Main Street where officers believed the beverages were being sold unlawfully.
“A large amount of alcohol was seized from the residence,” said Chief Moses Davenport. “The alcohol seized included beer, wine, liquor and moonshine.
The owner of the residence, Felicia Glasco, was issued a citation for the sale of alcohol without a license and for possession of untaxed liquor or moonshine.
Davenport said the Brundidge Police Department had been working on this case for about a year.
“You can’t go and kick down a door just because you suspect illegal activity,” Davenport said. “You have to have proper evidence to obtain a search warrant. In this investigation, a controlled buy was made and a search warrant was issued. We were able to go in Friday and seize the alcohol.”
The police department was joined by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the State Bureau of Investigation Alcohol Division at 5:05 p.m. Friday at the home at 249 Main Street to execute the search warrant into the home.
Davenport said a crime does not constitute immediate incarceration.
“She (Felicia Glasco) will have to appear in court and the court will decide,” he said. “This is her first-time offense, so she does not have habitual offender status. We have issued the citation; it will be up to the court now.”
The first offense of the unlawful sale of alcohol is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $100 to $1,000 and imprisonment in the county jail or hard labor for the county for up to six months.
Davenport said his department is working diligently to put a lid on crime in Brundidge.
“We are aware of illegal activity and are working to shut it down,” he said. “But we need the community to get involved. If you suspect illegal activity, call 334-735-3333 and report it. If the community will get involved, we can put a stop to much of this criminal activity.”