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Manager of Pembroke ABC store faces drug charges

Posted December 2, 2008 11:58 a.m. EST
Updated December 2, 2008 6:29 p.m. EST

— 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.