LCB confiscates alcohol from alleged ‘unlicensed’ local event space

Charges against Rancho Los Komp’az have been recommended to the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

An Enumclaw-area events venue was allegedly found to have been serving alcohol without a license.

On Nov. 19, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board officers and King County deputies executed a search warrant at Rancho Los Komp’az in the unincorporated Wabash-area of Enucmlaw.

According to LCB Communications Consultant Sam Guter, about 838 cans of beer, 49 various bottled of liquor and mixers, and more than $5,600 in cash from various locations was confiscated, and the LCB has recommended criminal charges be filed.

“Several attempts were made to in order to educate the owners on current laws and rules regarding a liquor license. Visits included King County Health Department, who also received multiple complaints from the community,” Guter said in an email interview. “Education and warnings were exhausted resulting in undercover buys that showed the unlicensed location continued its operation of selling alcohol, therefore a search warrant was requested.”

The Courier-Herald has reached out to Rancho Los Komp’az for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.