ABC Suspends the Liquor License of the Onyx Bar in Roseville

ABC and Roseville Police Discover Illegal Drug Sales at the Location

Roseville – On January 3, 2019, the alcoholic beverage license of the Onyx Bar located at 116 Main Street in Roseville will be suspended for 30 days because Alcoholic B eve rage Control (ABC) Agents and Roseville Police Officers discovered illegal drug sales at the bar.

The suspension means liquor sales will be prohibited during the 30 day period, the Onyx liquor license will be on probation for the next three years if similar violations occur, there will be no alcoholic beverage sales on the patio after 10 p.m . Sunday – Wednesday and no alcoholic beverage sales after one a.m . Thursday – Saturday, in addition the bar must have one licensed uniformed security guard on Friday and Saturday.

ABC worked closely with the Roseville Police Department during the investigation after receiving complaints from the community. In early November 2018 the Roseville Police Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) and ABC completed an investigation. Both CSU and ABC conducted undercover operations where detectives were able to purchase cocaine as well as document several violations. Roseville Police has filed charges for the sales of narcotics with the Placer County District Attorney’s office.

“ABC appreciates the hard work that its Agents and Roseville Police Officers put into this investigation. This case is a good example of how strong partnerships between ABC and local law enforcement bolster safety in communities throughout the State,” said ABC Supervising Agent in Charge Kathryn Sandberg. ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws.

To learn more about ABC programs that help protect communities, prevent alcohol – related harm and potentially save lives visit ABC is a department of the Business, Consumer Service s and Housing Agency.