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File #: RES PH 18-259    Version: 1 Name: Dollar Plus - ALJ Report public hearing
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/19/2018
Title: Considering and adopting adverse licensing action against the Cigarette/Tobacco license held by Dollar Plus Inc., d/b/a Dollar Plus at 560 University Avenue West. (Public hearing continued from September 5)
Sponsors: Dai Thao
Attachments: 1. Notice of Council Hearing with Affidavit of Service dated August 21st 2018.pdf, 2. ALJ's Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and Recommendation dated August 20th 2018.pdf, 3. Exhibits 1-18 with supporting ordinances.pdf, 4. Notice of Intent to Revoke License with Affidavit of Service dated April 17th 2018.pdf
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Considering and adopting adverse licensing action against the Cigarette/Tobacco license held by Dollar Plus Inc., d/b/a Dollar Plus at 560 University Avenue West. (Public hearing continued from September 5)
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WHEREAS, Dollar Plus Inc., d/b/a Dollar Plus for the premises located at 560 University Avenue West (License ID #20080000589) (hereinafter “Licensee”), received a Notice of Intent To Revoke License dated April 17, 2018 (hereinafter “Notice”); and

WHEREAS, on November 17, 2016, Saint Paul Police sent an undercover officer into Dollar Plus to attempt to buy synthetic marijuana in an attempt to investigate complaints from members of the community that the licensee was selling synthetic marijuana that caused members of the community to overdose and become ill and the licensee told the undercover officer “that’s the other dude” and to check back in the morning; and

WHEREAS, the licensee further told the undercover officer that the other individual “doesn’t even know that I know. I didn’t even know that he does that I heard from a customer. That’s his own privacy”; and

WHEREAS, Saint Paul Police used a Confidential Reliable Informant (CRI) to purchase a substance later identified by a forensic scientist from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (“BCA”) as synthetic marijuana on September 20, 2017, September 25, 2017, and October 3, 2017; and

WHEREAS, following the controlled buys Saint Paul Police obtained a search warrant which was executed on November 21, 2017; and

WHEREAS, during the execution of the search warrant, Saint Paul Police found, recovered and photographed a 9MM loaded and cocked hand gun behind the clerk’s counter, numerous rounds (37 boxes) of ammunition for the handgun, a high powered long-gun or AK-47, “magazines” or ammunition for the AK-47, a large knife and a bullet proof vest; and

WHEREAS, due to the serious nature of the illegal activity that the licensee allowed at the licensed premises and the danger that t...

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