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Twenty-one arrested in alcohol bust at Goldsboro restaurant

Posted March 3, 2011 12:01 p.m. EST

— A Goldsboro restaurant owner and his wife were among 21 people arrested on alcohol, drug and other charges during a raid in February, authorities announced Wednesday.

State Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent David Williams said that Lamars Mexican Restaurant was raided on Feb. 20 on suspicions that alcohol was being served after-hours.

The owner, Cesar Lamar, of 706 S. George St., was charged with selling alcohol after-hours, allowing alcohol and substance abuse violations to occur and failure to supervise an Alcoholic Beverage Control licensed premises.

His wife, Claudia Lamar, of 407 Goldleaf Drive in Goldsboro, and a bartender, Ana Lopez, of 334 Outlaw Road in Dudley, face charges of selling alcohol after-hours.

Angel Deleon, of 334 Running Deer Circle in Dudley, was charged with possession of cocaine, Alec Grant, of 362 Sandhill Drive in Goldsboro, with obstructing a law enforcement officer, and Omar Salasar, of 108 Smith Road in Mount Olive, with possession of a fraudulent state identification card.

Agents seized a handgun, 16 grams of cocaine, 6 grams of methamphetamine and 1 gram of marijuana, Williams said. Five gang members were also identified.

The following people were charged with consuming alcohol after-hours:

  • Raphael Jimenez and Rigoberto Perez, both of 108 Smith Road in Mount Olive
  • Jose Fonseca, of 4916 Highway 117 S. Alternate in Dudley
  • Rumoaldo Mejia, of 116 Nick Drive in Goldsboro
  • Edgar Meja-Youc, of 102 Wd Drive in Seven Springs
  • Alejandre Aguirre, of 182 Mitchell Road in Dudley
  • Jesus Garza, of 758 Massey Road in Dudley
  • Rigoberto Martines, of 182 Mitchell Road in Dudley
  • Hugo Gaspar, of 220 Maggie Lane in Rose Hill
  • Salatiel Gonzalez, of 108 Massey Road in Dudley
  • Pablo Aguilon and Cesar Cabrara, both of 1904 William St. in Goldsboro
  • Silverio Torres, of 119 Mint Hill Drive in Goldsboro
  • Rigoberto Mauricio of 108 Smith Road, Mount Olive

Goldsboro police, the Wayne County Alcoholic Beverage Control and state Division of Motor Vehicles' License and Theft Bureau helped in the raid.

"We take allegations of this nature seriously and banded together to bring it to a stop," Williams said in a statement.