KOSCIUSKO — The Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control says an official from a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Kosciusko has been charged as part of an investigation into illegal alcohol sales.
Rusty Hanna, deputy chief of enforcement for ABC, said Tuesday that VFW Post 1983 was selling raffle tickets for bottles of liquor, which is illegal because Attala County is dry.
ABC agents searched the post Saturday.
Hanna says the post’s quartermaster, 64-year-old Robert Blackstock of Carthage, was cited for misdemeanor possession of liquor in a dry county. A message left at Blackstock’s home Tuesday wasn’t immediately returned.
Hanna says undercover agents bought raffle tickets for liquor there. He says the agents weren’t veterans, but were allowed in the post because it was open to the public, not members only.