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Bar shut down after authorities discover heroin and pot, police say

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A bar in the Holy Cross area of New Orleans has been shut down after the owner's grandson was discovered selling heroin and marijuana from the business, according to the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert announced Thursday his office issued an emergency suspension of the state alcohol permit issued to Mercedes Place, located in the 5200 block of Burgundy St.

Large amounts of heroin and marijuana were stored and sold out of the business by the manager, Gregory "Fat Greg" Gibson, according to New Orleans police. Detectives and ATC agents said he distributed 34 grams of pure heroin outside the business on March 12. NOPD officers also found two pounds of high-grade marijuana in a shed on the property.

Mercedes Place also failed to report Gibson and two others as managers of the bar, which is a violation of state law.

An administrative hearing is scheduled in Baton Rouge concerning the suspension.

There is no word on arrests or charges against Gibson or anyone else, but knowing and intentionally selling controlled substances is against state law.

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