UPDATE: Liquor License Suspended at Heart and Seoul Bar

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 5/5/14 @ 4 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bar on Charleston's west side that was raided over the weekend by police has now had its liquor license suspended.

The Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (ABCA) suspended the license for Heart and Seoul Bar on 6th Avenue for 10 days.

Police say the bar was raided Sunday morning and they seized drugs and money.

Ronald Williams, 32, who is the owner of the bar, was arrested in connection with having a stolen handgun.

The ABCA says this is still an active investigation and further action could be taken.

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ORIGINAL STORY 5/4/14 @ 6:25 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bar owner is behind bars and his bar is now under investigation.

Police responded to the Heart and Seoul Bar (formerly known as the Birdcage) about 2:00 a.m. Sunday. It's located in the 1600 block of 6th Avenue on Charleston's west side.

"He smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the bar as they walked they saw some drug paraphernalia laying on the ground outside," said Lt. Shawn Williams with the Charleston Police Department of another officer.

Police searched the business where they seized drugs and money.

The owner, Ronald Williams, 32, was arrested in connection with having a stolen handgun.

To neighbors, it comes as no surprise.

"I've driven by there at night and seen a lot of stuff going on," said Monita Smith, who lives near the bar.

The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (ABCA) also responded to the scene. ABCA is working closely with Charleston Police to suspend the bar's liquor license.

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