6 arrested in Bertie County illegal alcohol busts

BERTIE, N.C. (WAVY) — Deputies arrested six people Saturday during illegal alcohol raids in Bertie County.

Sheriff John Holley said search warrants were executed at three illegal ABC outlets or clubs, located at 601 Mount Olive Road, The Blue Light Lounge at 653 U.S. Highway 13 North and 731 B Cedar Landing Road.

As a result of the busts, six people were arrested and 12 charges were filed, ranging from selling alcoholic beverages without ABC permits to an illegal weapon and controlled substance violations.

“Through years of experience at these little clubs or juke joints… that’s where a lot of your trouble happens. Your fights, your shootings, they actually start at little places that are not really established by the law,” said Sheriff Holley.

The Bertie County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations were involved in the raids.