Federal authorities aren’t revealing any new information about the investigation that briefly closed the KC Pit BBQ restaurant at 6317 Roswell Road in the Sandy Springs North Plaza shopping center.

“There’s been no real development,” said Patrick Crosby, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s office. “There is still an active investigation.”

Drug Enforcement Agency spokesman Chuvalo Truesdell also declined to comment on the case.

“All I can say is that this investigation is ongoing and it would be inappropriate for me to make any other comments,” Truesdell wrote in an email.

KC Pit BBQ reopened June 20, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

“We opened today with great success! Thank you all for you support!” said the Facebook post.

DEA agents and local police searched the Sandy Springs restaurant June 17, as well as a home at 8345 Grogans Ferry Road that Sandy Springs Police spokesman Steve Rose said belonged to the restaurant’s owners. The warrant was related to a drug investigation, Rose said.

The officers of the corporation KC Pit, Inc. are CEO Jiles Johnson and CFO Shannon Johnson, according to records from the Georgia Secretary of State. The home on Grogans Ferry Road is listed as owned by Shannon Johnson, according to Fulton County tax records.

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Amy Wenk

Amy Wenk was editor of Reporter Newspapers in 2021-22.