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Columbus Mama Mia's reopens, owner out of jail


COLUMBUS (WKOW) -- A Columbus restaurant is open again, after authorities arrested the owner last month for selling cocaine at the business.

A Mama Mia's employee confirmed the restaurant reopened on Thursday. Its owner, Vincent Ragonese, 49, was taken into custody on December 23rd, when Columbus police found cocaine and paraphernalia inside.

A Columbia County jail officer told 27 News that Ragonese was no longer in custody on Thursday. Online court records show his bond was set at $500.

When questioned by police, Ragonese admitted to selling cocaine out of his business for the past year. He's charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place and possession of cocaine.

Columbus police were not available for comment on the investigation on Thursday.


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