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Bar owners charged with liquor license violations

By BRIAN BOHNERT
STAFF WRITER
The owners of Los Tocallos Bar and Restaurant have been charged in connection to a search warrant executed earlier this month.
Amber N. Bowers, 31, and Andrew P. Miller, 40, both of 837 N. Union St., are charged with permits required, a first-degree misdemeanor, and keeping a place where intoxicated liquors are sold, an unclassified misdemeanor, for allegedly failing to renew the business’s state-issued liquor license for more than three months, according to Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court records.
Officers from the Ohio Investigative Unit in Toledo removed alcohol and business proceeds from Los Tocallos, 203 N. Main St, May 1 after receiving an anonymous call in April reporting the bar was operating without a valid liquor license.
Officers confiscated 451 bottles of beer, 104 partial bottles of liquor and $296.87 in U.S. currency sometime after 9 p.m., said Agent Raymond Rodriguez of the Ohio Investigative Unit in a previous interview with the Review Times.
The liquor permit was scheduled for annual renewal on Feb. 1, but was canceled on April 18 after the owner of the restaurant failed to file for renewal, said Matt Mullins, public relations officer for the Ohio Division of Liquor Control in a May interview with the Review Times.
The license for Los Tocallos was originally acquired on Feb. 1, 2010 through Gamda LLC. with the last renewal taking place on Feb. 1, 2013.
While officers received the tip anonymously, Bowers, who has been running the business for the last year, said in a May interview with the Review Times that it was a “disgruntled employee” who informed law enforcement of the liquor license violation.
She said Miller did not know about the license violation.
This most recent infraction by the owner of Los Tocallos is just one in a long history of violations dating back to 2011.
Both Bowers and Miller are scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. June 5 in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court.

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