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Law enforcement officials announce arrests over Labor Day weekend

Sheriff James A. McVicker said a joint operation between state and local agencies lead to several arrests and citations over the holiday weekend.

On Sunday, August 26th, 2018, the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit received community complaints in reference to potential acts of violence which were expected to occur on Spivey and Currie Drive in the Sandhill Community of Bladen County off of Twisted Hickory Road near the Bladen and Columbus county lines.  This location is commonly known to the community as “The Honey Hole.”  The Honey Hole is owned and operated by Michael Spivey, of Spivey and Currie Drive, Bladenboro, NC.  Over the past several months, at least three individuals have been shot in separate acts of violence at this location.  Alcohol and narcotics have been present during these encounters.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations and Narcotics Unit partnered with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in an effort to curb criminal activity in this area on Friday, August 31, 2018.

A “knock and talk” was executed at The Honey Hole and a consensual search of the premises was conducted by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and Alcohol Law Enforcement.  The search substantiated the community complaints that the location was set up as a club; however, being no one had entered prior to law enforcement’s arrival, no criminal charges were filed. A verbal warning was issued to Michael Spivey in reference to possessing alcohol for sale.

Simultaneously, with the consent search, strategic checking stations were established and utilized to ensure compliance with North Carolina Motor Vehicle Laws.  Aggressive enforcement was conducted for several hours by all agencies and 20 individuals were charged with 34 criminal and/or traffic offenses.

The following are the charges from that night:

*2 equipment violations
*3 expired registration
*3 no insurance
*1 provisional licensee
*2 DWI
*4 open container
*1 NOL
*3 revoked registration
*1 child restraint
*1 improper passing
*1 fail to change license address
*1 failure to stop for a stop sign
*1 underage possession of alcohol
*1 sell alcohol to underage
*2 carry concealed weapon
*1 possess marijuana

NCALE will be submitting an ABC violation for the Time Saver in Clarkton for failure to demand proof of identification and selling alcohol to a person under the age of 21.

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