Altoona woman charged with illegal sale of alcohol | WTAJ


ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona woman is facing charges for allegedly selling alcohol at a gentlemen’s club after three law enforcement officers attended the club undercover.

Shanice Watson, 33, allegedly sold liquor without a license under the trade name/name ‘Queens Kitchen’. During the investigation, an officer discovered a party she was throwing at The Palace gentlemen’s club in Altoona that included a buffet and open bar for $40.

The agents then made an appointment with Watson to purchase a total of three tickets for the March 5 “birthday party”.

After arriving at the Palace, officers said they saw bottles of liquor, red mugs and two different five-gallon jugs of water, one with pink liquid and the other with brown liquid. Once the event began and officers poured out jugs of water, they detected alcohol by smell and taste.

Before the end at 10 p.m., more officers arrived to break up Watson’s event. After reading her Miranda rights, officers said Watson stopped speaking and answering questions.

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Results from the Harrisburg State Police lab showed that all samples taken that night contained at least 0.12% ethyl alcohol by volume.

Watson failed to appear at her preliminary hearing and had all charges filed in court. A warrant for his arrest has been filed.

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