Virginia ABC Busts Illegal Cantina in Fairfax County
FAIRFAX COUNTY (WRIC) - A
44-year-old woman from the Falls Church area has been arrested for operating an
illegal cantina out of her home.
Ruth Guadalupe Zurita of
the 7000 block of Westmoreland Road is accused of illegally selling beer and
food out of her private residence. The residence does not hold an ABC license.
During the investigation,
undercover agents visited the residence and purchased food, soda and alcoholic
beverages. The living room of the residence was furnished with two
banquet-style folding tables set up to accommodate the large volume of patrons
who allegedly visited the venue weekly.
Additional seating and a temporary kitchen were also found in operation
on the home's back deck.
At the time the search warrant
was executed, 12 patrons were conducting business inside the location.
Zurita has been charged
with two counts of selling alcoholic beverages without a license and one count
of maintaining, aiding, abetting or knowingly associating with others in maintaining
a common nuisance, both Class 1 misdemeanors.