On April 10, 2019, Agents with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Officers from the Clayton Police Department arrested two individuals for alleged illegal drug sales. The arrests came during an enforcement operation at “Clayton Club Saloon” located at 6096 Main Street in Clayton.
ABC received an anonymous complaint alleging illegal narcotics activity was taking place at the licensed premises. The information received indicated employees were directly involved in the illegal activity.
ABC Agents worked undercover at the location for nearly three months and were able to purchase suspected cocaine from premises employees on multiple occasions.
On Wednesday, April 10, ABC and Clayton Police arrested 31-year-old Kevin Garner of Clayton and 31-year-old Zachary Bednarz, of Concord. Both men are bar employees. Garner is employed as a bouncer at the licensed premises and Bednarz is employed as a bartender. Both were transported to the Concord Police Department where they were booked for felony sales of narcotics.
The ABC will be filing an administrative accusation against the licensed premises which could result in disciplinary action involving a fine, license suspension or possibly the revocation of the ABC license.
ABC protects communities through education and by administering prevention and enforcement programs designed to increase compliance with California’s alcoholic beverage laws. ABC encourages licensees to sign up for ABC’s Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) training free of charge. Licensees and their employees can now take the training online at http://www.abc.ca.gov/programs/LEAD/Online_LEAD_Training.html, they can also sign up for training in person in a classroom setting.
Visit https://www.abc.ca.gov/programs/programs_PE.html to learn more about ABC enforcement and prevention programs that can help increase public safety. ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.