PERRY — A Perry man is accused of operating an illegal bar out of his home, police said.
Grover Jackson Jr., 62, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol without a license, selling liquor on a Sunday and selling alcohol within 100 yards of a church, Perry Public Safety Director George Potter said Tuesday.
All the charges are misdemeanors, Potter said.
Jackson is accused of enclosing two garage canopies to make a game room from which he allegedly sold alcohol, Potter said.
Perry police seized 700 cans of beer and 40 bottles of liquor from Jackson’s home at 1210 Old Field Lane in Perry during a raid Sunday night, Potter said.
Also seized was $2,000 in cash, Potter said.
Jackson apparently has been in business a couple of months, with complaints of noise at the residence called into 911 and to the police, Potter said.
The enclosed area also had two large screen TVs, a freezer and microwave and some cigars, Potter said.
There were also tables with umbrellas and chairs for use in the backyard for crowd overflow, Potter said.
The residential area was not zoned to have a bar in it — much less one operating without a license, Potter said.
Georgia Department of Revenue agents also were on hand for the raid, Potter said.
Jackson is free on a $1,800 bond, said Houston County sheriff’s Maj. Charles Holt.
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