Statesboro police released the names of 10 more businesses where individuals were cited Thursday in an undercover alcohol sting, bringing the total to 21 local restaurants, stores and bars.
The Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit conducted an underage alcohol sales compliance check Thursday. On Monday, police released 11 incident reports including names of businesses where violations occurred, and names of employees cited for selling alcohol to an underage police agent.
“The check was citywide and included all retail establishments and pouring establishments that sell alcoholic beverages to the public,” said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner in a statement released Tuesday. “Out of 69 businesses checked, a majority were found to be in compliance, while 21 businesses were found to be out of compliance.”
People in violation of state law by serving underage patrons were cited by police, but no businesses were cited, he said Tuesday.
Statesboro Public Information Officer Justin Samples said Monday that businesses involved could be addressed by the City of Statesboro in such cases.
In addition to businesses and individuals reported Tuesday in the Statesboro Herald, the following businesses were found to be in violation of state law by serving the undercover, underage agent during the compliance check: Enmark on Northside Drive East; Fast & Easy at University Plaza; Clyde’s Market on Fair Road; Gate Station on Northside Drive East; Neighbor’s Exxon on Northside Drive East; PoJo’s on West Main Street; Sparkers on Northside Drive West; Time Saver at North Main Street; Fast & Easy on Lanier Drive and Holiday’s Greek & Italian Restaurant on Fair Road.
Incident reports regarding these businesses were unavailable Tuesday, and therefore names of the employees cited in the sting at those locations were unavailable. Requests to Statesboro police regarding those incident reports were not immediately fulfilled Tuesday.
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.