Police shut down liquor store for illegal activity - WNEM TV 5

Police shut down liquor store for illegal activity

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A Mid-Michigan business was shut down for allegedly participating in illegal activity.

Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson said the Liquor Plus mini mart in Flint was a magnet for violent crime.

Johnson said the 24-hour liquor and mini mart is a nuisance and notorious for a list of criminal activity, including illegal sales to minors and drug activity.

"All the shootings we had in this parking lot, the drugs that were being sold. The store is open 24 hours a day. Every time you drive by here you get 40, 50 cars in the parking lot at 2 or 3 in the morning. Neighbors complaining, council members complaining, numerous calls," Johnson said.

Flint City Councilman Wantwaz Davis said he's been among the people complaining about the store and is certain closing the store is better for his 5th ward community.

"We're trying to make this a vibrant, safe, clean community to the very best of our ability. But when you have stores like this and you have owners that allow such improprieties to occur, then at some point in time we have to allow the law to be enforced," Davis said.

Johnson said they will target every store that's doing illegal sales.

"Public safety definitely comes first and I'm gonna close any business that's doing illegal activity. His money is being made, but it's being made illegally," Johnson said.

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