Avondale bar owner arrested for operating without a liquor license, cocaine possession

June 10, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

An Avondale bar-owner was arrested early Sunday morning after police discovered 12 grams of cocaine in his "after hours club." Police officials also said the bar was serving alcohol without a license and offering video poker machines without a license.

According to the police report, Louis Rufin, 44, of the 3000 block of West Irving Park Road, was at his bar early Sunday morning when police officers entered with a search warrant. The officers searched him, and then his establishment, and found 15 bags of a substance they suspected to be cocaine. They also found three video poker machines with $231 in them, and bottles of alcohol.

Rufin appeared at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse, with three associates who were at the bar that morning and were also arrested. He was held on $100,000 bond.

Rufin's business is not registered with the city of Chicago, according to the city's database.

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