Joint Agency Operation Conducted; Numerous Violations

On Wednesday March 23rd 2016 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch, North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office conducted an enforcement operation at various locations in Lee County. This operation was performed to identify possible regulatory/criminal violations occurring on North Carolina ABC/NCEL locations and any other problematic locations. During the duration of the operation the following violations were observed: 21 ABC/NCEL regulatory violations and 16 misdemeanor violations.
Furthermore as a result of the operation a search warrant was obtained and executed at the Sanford Quik Mart located at 906 North Horner Boulevard. The store owner Walter M. Palmer age 29 of 2654 Mallard Cove apartments was arrested, processed and charged with 1 count of possession with intent to sell and deliver Marijuana, 1 count felony maintaining a dwelling for the storage and sells of an illegal controlled substance, 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 count possession of counterfeit merchandise, and 1 count of possession of adulterants. Palmer was jailed under a $17,000.00 secured bond.
Agents located and seized an estimated $12,130.00 of counterfeit merchandise during the operation, and other items of paraphernalia totaling $1,410.00.

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