The Department of Liquor Control is out more than $20,000, after an employee allegedly stole alcohol from trucks on numerous occasions this year.
Police charged 31-year-old Kelvin Eugene Snowden Jr. with theft offenses and malicious destruction of property.
Snowden sold some of the stolen alcohol to 27-year-old Jean Auguste at least one time in May, according to police.
Auguste was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary and theft.
On May 28, an officer responded to a middle school that neighbors the DLC, where a Chevrolet Suburban was parked.
The driver was Auguste.
He was arrested after the officer noticed several boxes of alcohol, which were determined to have been stolen from the DLC.
Snowden was arrested Wednesday of this week.
“At this time, we believe the Department of Liquor Control employee was the suspect who jumped over the perimeter fence and actually committed the thefts and stole that alcohol,” said Corporal Rebecca Innocenti, Montgomery County Police.
There was a total of eight incidents DLC officials observed on surveillance, but they would not comment on the case.