Trailer Home Turned Club, Shutdown
WILLSTON - You could still see signs that read no guns, no knives and no drugs on a trailer home that ran as a club on weekends in Williston. Something that caused a disturbance for many neighbors until now, as club 212's party got shutdown for selling alcohol without a license and drugs.
By day this trailer was just another home on Northeast 212th Court in Williston... But by night it was known as Club 212. Bobby McCallum the Levy County Sheriff's Office Sheriff said, "We've had other residents in that general area that called and expressed concern that they wanted to put their property up for sale and move."
A couple was putting a new spin on their trailer home by running it as club 212. Eugene Donald and his wife Chrissi Donald were selling alcohol without a license, drugs and charging a cover to enter into this double wide trailer located in a usually quiet residential area off of NE 212th Court in Williston.
It’s an activity Levy County Sheriff's Office deputies have been monitoring since April. "We have an influx of folks coming out of Alachua county and Marion county, Gainesville, Reddick, Ocala... When those clubs shut down there, there seems to be a steady stream of traffic that come into Levy county to this location," McCallum said. Besides the homeowners the DJ, Antjuan Edwards was also arrested. He was detained for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Sheriff McCallum says the couple was probably making about $20-30,000 per weekend and allowing 500 to 1000 people into the trailer. They even knocked down some interior walls to make more room for a dance floor. "Structure being unsafe... Fire hazard with that many people in there, just a lot of issues-- a big safety issue for anyone there or in that neighborhood," Sheriff McCallum said.
However the Donald's cousin, Marvin Johnson says the family's working to make things right. The Levy County Building and Zoning Department posted that the building was unsafe for living... This is why the Donalds' are renovating the home in order to bring the building back into code compliance. "This place is not a club no more... It's going to be a house again once we finish to renovate it. But the shop is closed completely," Johnson said. Something some neighbors are looking forward to-- a full night's sleep on weekends.
Noise was not the only disturbance in this neighborhood as about two months ago deputies responded to a shooting in the area because of this illegally run club.
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