The Encinitas Sherriff’s Department announced Friday that Bar Leucadian will have its liquor license suspended after undercover investigators bought cocaine at the bar multiple times.
During the four-month-long investigation, cocaine was purchased at Bar Leucadian four times, and both employees and patrons were involved in the sales, according to a news release from the Sherriff’s Department.
The investigation was launched after someone filed a complaint at the Encinitas Sheriff's Station, and the undercover work was funded by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Grant Assistance Program.
As a penalty, Bar Leucadian will have its liquor license suspended for 45 days, which means during that period the bar cannot sell any alcohol. The news release also states that the owner of the bar has agreed to other conditions that will restrict live entertainment and hours of operation.
The notice of suspension will be posted at Bar Leucadian on Monday at 11 a.m.