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Three cited for noncompliance with alcohol laws
39 businesses checked for compliance
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Three out of 39 Statesboro businesses failed recent alcohol compliance checks and were cited for sales to underage persons.

“The Statesboro Police Department’s Impact Team worked this past week to check compliance at local package stores,” said Madison Warren, Statesboro police community information specialist.

“Thirty-nine locations were checked for compliance by sending in an underage person to attempt to purchase alcohol. We are happy to report that 36 of those stores did not sell alcohol to the underage individual,” she said.

But people at three businesses did sell alcoholic beverages to the underage, undercover police agent, she said.

Clerks at the following locations were cited

for furnishing alcohol to a minor: Flash Foods on South Main Street, Walmart Neighborhood Market on Brampton Avenue and Discount Beverage on Northside Drive East.

The stores “will face further administrative action for noncompliance” in addition to the individuals being cited, she said.

Warren had praise for the compliant businesses.

“The Statesboro Police Department truly appreciates the diligent work being done by clerks at our local stores to ensure that underage individuals cannot easily obtain alcohol,” she said.

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