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Seven arrested after raid at illegal Raleigh nightclub

Posted July 25, 2015

— Seven people were arrested Friday morning during a raid at an illegal nightclub in Raleigh.

Alcohol Law Enforcement agents and Raleigh police officers raided the Luc Lounge, at 2414 Paula Street, after an investigation alleging the business was selling alcoholic beverages without an ABC permit.

On July 13, the permits at the business were canceled after authorities found the business disobeying policies. The establishment remained open and continued selling alcoholic drinks.

Randall Rhom, 40, and Sheldon Gunnell, 34, were charged with selling and possessing for sale alcoholic beverages without an ABC permit. An employee acting as a security guard was charged with carrying a firearm unlicensed while engaging in security activities.

Four additional people were charged with misdemeanor drug charges and outstanding warrants.

Authorities seized a handgun, more than $20,000 and about 500 liters of liquor and beer from the establishment.


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  • JS BlindMan Jul 26, 2015
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    Paul Jones a security guard has to be registered in the State of North Carolina with the PPSB (Private Protective Services Board). They do background checks and issue licenses to armed and unarmed security guards. The individual must have an armed security guard license from NC PPSB to legally carry a firearm while on duty as a security guard.

  • Paul Jones Jul 26, 2015
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    "carrying a firearm unlicensed while engaging in security activities"

    Does this mean he doesn't have a second amendment right? Or did he not get a permit to buy the gun?