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State revokes license of South Jersey liquor store targeted in drug ring

October 9, 2018

Linda Griffith stands in a 2016 vigil for drug awareness several weeks after drug busts at Johnnies Liquors, a Bellmawr liquor store, and Bellmawr Laundromat, the property in the background. CHARLES FOX/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

By Staff

The state has revoked the license of a South Jersey liquor store that was used in a prescription drug operation that sold opioids from a laundromat across the street, officials said Tuesday.

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control said it took the action after finding that the three brothers who owned Johnnie’s Liquor Store in Bellmawr allowed their business to be used as a stash house. Camden County investigators seized 368 narcotic pills and $13,732 in cash during a raid at the store in May 2016, authorities said.

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