UNDERAGE ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECK
Four more businesses sell to underage patrons
On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Forsyth County deputies from the Ordinance and Permits Unit conducted another underage compliance check throughout the county. During the operation, a total of 20 businesses were checked for compliance with laws and ordinances related to the sale of alcohol to underage persons. Sixteen businesses were found to be in compliance and four businesses failed the compliance check by selling alcohol to an underage buyer.
The following businesses were cited during this most recent check:
- Walgreens, located at 1650 Buford Highway (Underage sale)
- Asian Table, located at 2950 Buford Highway (Underage sale)
- Los Rios, located at 2950 Buford Highway (Underage sale)
- Chevron, located at 502 Lakeland Plaza (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.
“If your business is licensed to sell alcohol, please educate yourself and your staff about the laws surrounding this privilege,” said Forsyth County Sheriff Duane K. Piper. “Once again, I commend those businesses that passed the compliance checks and all that do so on a regular basis,” he added.
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.