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ALE investigation yields arrests in Bladen County

alebadgeThe Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch of the State Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation in Bladen County during the weekend and made two arrests as a result.

On Sunday, September 25, ALE Special Agents conducted an investigation at a suspected illegal bar in Bladen County located at 53 John T. Council Cemetery Road, White Oak. The investigation resulted in two arrests resulting in multiple alcohol and drug charges. Agents seized 13.7 grams of powder cocaine, five grams of marijuana, eight bottles of spirituous liquor, and $3,711 dollars in US currency.

Barnabas Council was charged with an alcoholic beverage violation and one count of simple possession of marijuana.

Tyrone Edwards was arrested for possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine; felony possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.

“Illegal bars and nightclubs often serve as a haven for other criminal activity in North Carolina communities. Addressing these illegal businesses before they become a place of violence is a priority of the State Bureau of Investigation’s Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch,” said Bryan House, Special Agent in Charge.

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