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Pembroke arrest made for illegal booze sales

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POSTED: December 18, 2013 12:37 p.m.

Pembroke police have charged a man with illegally selling alcohol after they allegedly found nearly 150 cans of beer, bottles of liquor and moonshine and guns during a Monday raid at 37 Old Still Road.
The man, Jimmie Lee Brewton of the same address, is also being charged with weapons violations and selling alcohol within 100 yards of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, according to a press release from the Pembroke Police Department.
The release said Brewton has “an extensive criminal history involving the production and illegal sales of alcohol.”
In all, police found 147 cans of beer, three bottles of liquor and one bottle of moonshine, an assortment of plastic cups, money, a 380 pistol and a .22 caliber rifle, along with “multiple industrial tools,” according to the release.
The items were found after police, along with the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant.
Pembroke police “launched an investigation on the residence two months ago when area residents complained of the high volume of traffic and open container violations stemming from the residence,” the release from Pembroke Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Matt Lynn said.
The release said Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland “ensures the area will continue to be patrolled heavily.”
The department asks that residents with information on the illegal sale of drugs or alcohol to call PPD at 653-4409. Tips can be made anonymously.

 

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