Multi-state operation targets Wichita alcoholic distributor

James A. Hall (Courtesy: Sedgwick Co. Jail)
James A. Hall (Courtesy: Sedgwick Co. Jail)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas has charged a man in connection with a multi-state investigation into Jayhawk Beverage Distributors in Wichita.

Agents arrested James “Jimmy” A. Hall on Friday in Wichita after a multi-state, ongoing investigation into Jayhawk Beverage Distributors on Friday.

He faces charges of forgery, identity theft, making false information, obtaining an ABC license by fraud and the purchase and sales and distribution of alcoholic liquor without a license. He was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.

The operation targeted a warehouse location for Jayhawk Beverage Distributors in the 8600 block of East 37th Street, Wichita. The company had been based in Pittsburg, Kansas, before moving to Wichita.

ABC agents recovered approximately $70,000 worth of contraband and evidence at the scene.

The investigation involved law enforcement agencies in Kansas, California and Florida.

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