UNDERAGE ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECK
Four more businesses sell to underage patrons
On Friday March 29, 2013, Forsyth County deputies from the Ordinance & Permits Unit conducted another underage compliance check throughout the county. During the operation, a total of 17 businesses were checked for compliance with laws and ordinances related to the sale of alcohol to underage persons. A total of 13 businesses were found to be in compliance and 4 businesses failed the compliance check by selling alcohol to an underage buyer.
The following businesses were cited during this most recent check:
- Shell #502, located at 1520 Peachtree Parkway (Underage sale)
- La Cazuela, located at 4090 Johns Creek Parkway (Underage sale)
- Toscana, located at 4090 Johns Creek Parkway (Underage sale/No Permit)
- Shell, located at 1510 McFarland Parkway (Underage sale)
According to Sgt. Josh Watson, supervisor of the Ordinance and Permits Unit, those persons who sold alcohol to the underage buyers were cited for county ordinance violation 6-7 (b), which states that it is unlawful for a person to sell alcohol to persons under the age of 21. Those cited will be required to appear in Magistrate Court to answer to the charges. Along with the county ordinance violations for underage sales, a business which sold alcohol to an underage operative was also cited for county ordinance 6-8 A (2), an employee serving alcohol without an alcohol sales permit.
“Our compliance checks on businesses who sell alcohol will continue on a frequent basis”, said Forsyth County Sheriff Duane K. Piper. “We are striving to obtain 100% compliance on a regular basis from all county establishments licensed to furnish alcohol. Our increased focus on compliance checks is one of the many benefits of the Sheriff’s Office restructuring. We have units combining resources and knowledge to assist in such operations. For example, deputies from our Community Relations Unit assisted our Ordinance and Permits Unit in this particular operation. I commend those businesses who passed the compliance checks and all that do so on a regular basis.” said Piper.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office urges each business to review their compliance and stress the importance to all employees. The county requires all individuals involved in selling or serving alcohol to obtain a server’s license through the Sheriff’s Office Permits and Ordinance Unit located on the 2nd floor of 475 Tribble Gap Rd.