Business compliance check leads to arrest of one Albany business owner
After receiving several calls for noise ordinance violations and open containers early Wednesday morning, The Albany Police Department arrested one South Albany man after finding a plethora of drugs and several handguns inside his business.
According to police, APD conducted a compliance check at Good Life Entertainment Center on MLK Jr. Drive at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say the business was still open and officers observed several customers outside drinking alcoholic beverages from open containers.
Officers also smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the business when the front door was open.
According to the police department, officers entered the business and observed small bags of marijuana on business tables and on the floor.
ADDU investigators obtained a search warrant.
Police say once inside, they located a backpack that contained marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy pills. They also recovered marijuana and multiple firearms in various locations through out the business.
32-year-old Corey Cartial Range was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana (less than an ounce.)
- 194.2 grams of powder cocaine (valued at $19,420.00)
- 20.8 grams of ecstasy (122 pills total valued at $416.00)
- 311.7 grams of marijuana (valued at $9,351.00)
- 1.5 grams of powder ecstasy (valued at $20.00)
- Approximately $109.00 cash
- One black Taurus 380 handgun
- One black & silver Taurus 380 handgun
- One black Ruger 9 mm handgun
- One black Jimenez 900 Handgun with approximately 20 rounds total
Albany Police Chief Michael Persley issued the following statement about the incident:
“In our efforts to be supportive of our local entertainment/alcohol establishments, The Albany Police Department along with the City of Albany's Marshal's Office monitors these businesses for any unusual activity and increases in calls for service.
Currently, the city is reviewing the revocation process for alcohol establishments to ensure that the process is fair, comprehensive and consistent. For any violations of the local ordinances and state laws, those responsible will be held accountable for their actions through the enforcement efforts of the respective local law enforcement agencies.
We want members of the general public, who choose to attend local entertainment/alcohol establishments, to enjoy their experience. However, they are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is safe for them as well as others."
The case remains under investigation and further charges will be made if necessary.