ABC Disciplines Business for Illegal Drink Solicitations and Other Violations
Crack Down on Illegal Solicitations of Alcoholic Beverages
Oxnard – On August 8, 2019, The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) posted a 45-day Notice of Suspension at an ABC licensed premises operating under the name of El Tenampa Cantina, located at 1325 South Oxnard Boulevard in Oxnard. The business is prohibited from selling, serving and allowing consumption of alcoholic beverages during the suspension period. Additionally, the license is placed on probation for the next three years and if any similar violations occur, then ABC has the authority to revoke the license.
Undercover Agents visited the location numerous times during an investigation and discovered violations that involved illegal drink solicitations. Such practices can contribute to the over-service of alcohol and possibly other violations of law. As a result, ABC filed an accusation against the licensee.
Additionally, undercover agents observed several other criminal and administrative violations, including possession of distilled spirits without the proper license, possession of a slot machine, and violations of operating conditions which were imposed on the license at the time of issuance.
ABC encourages licensees to sign up for ABC’s Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) training free of charge. Licensees and their employees can now take the training online. They can also sign up for training in person in a classroom setting.
ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.