When State ALE agents, the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Cumberland County Alcoholic Beverage Control officers and Fayetteville police arrived at Club Riddimz in the 3000 block Fort Bragg Road early Sunday morning, they found multiple people carrying guns, one of whom was a convicted felon.
Authorities said many shootings, fights, assaults, as well as drug and alcohol violations have been reported at the club and said the illegal club was a danger to the community.
The reports lead to another ALE investigation which ended with the N.C. ABC Commission revoking the club's ABC permits.
However, authorities said the nightclub continued to operate. Law enforcement has raided the location four times during the last 12 months.
During the most recent raid over the weekend, ALE agents charged 18 people with alcohol, weapons or conspiracy offenses, including two who were fugitives of justice. Officials also seized weapons and liquor from the club.
The owners of Club Riddimz were among those changed.
Duane Kenyada Lytch, 36, and Rohan Trevor Moore, 33, were charged with possess for sale alcoholic beverages without the applicable ABC permit, unauthorized possession of spirituous liquor, sell alcohol without a permit, conspiracy to commit a criminal offense, and aiding and abetting a criminal offense.