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Manager of Pembroke ABC store faces drug charges

Posted December 2, 2008

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— Pembroke police charged the manager of an ABC store with possession of marijuana, moonshine and drug paraphernalia, an Alcohol Law Enforcement agent said.

Agents searched Amelia Huggins' home at 209 Morrison St. in Pembroke in October.

ALE agents interviewed Huggins about the disappearance of more than 3,000 bottles of alcohol from the store she managed. Statements she made during those interviews led ALE agents to search her home, Agent Jason Locklear said.

Huggins' charges stem only from the search of her house and not from the missing alcohol at the ABC store. That case remains under investigation, Locklear said.

Huggins, 51, was cited at her home at the time of the search, along with an acquaintance, Dawn Marie Lowery. Lowery is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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  • K9Tucker.LoveMYcop Dec 2, 2008

    Inventory is on a regular basis, but when the one taking the alcohol is the one turning in the inventory, numbers can be adjusted. The town knew this was going on but noone ever did anything about it until now.

  • donnied1952 Dec 2, 2008

    I thought that ABC stores took inventory daily. I can't help but wonder how this happened and it took 3 thousand bottles disappearing before someone was investigated. Somebody higher up knew something and besides, there are cameras all over these places. The cash register is also the inventory control.
    Somebody in higher places was an accomplice for this to happen.

  • TStills Dec 2, 2008

    this broad loves to party!

  • twc Dec 2, 2008

    How long did it take for 3,000 bottles to disappear before someone wondered where they went?