Clerks at four stores in Beavercreek were recently caught in an operation by local and state authorities checking whether someone younger than the age of 21 could buy alcohol.
The Ohio Investigative Unit used an undercover informant between ages 18 to 21 to conduct liquor enforcement compliance checks on April 6, according to a release from Beavercreek police.
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Four out of 12 liquor establishments, gas stations and convenience stores that were targeted from 6 to 10 p.m. that day were found not in compliance with the law, according to the release.
Police said the confidential informant attempted to buy alcohol at the locations and clerks at four of the spots were cited for selling alcohol to someone under 21.
Beavercreek Chief Dennis Evers said in a prepared statement that his department has a “zero tolerance for underage alcohol violations.”
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“Enforcement efforts throughout the year are designed to protect our youth and our community,” Evers’ statement reads. “We want to commend the businesses that were in compliance for reducing the opportunity for our youth to possess and consume alcohol. We would recommend for those businesses not in compliance to take the necessary steps to train their employees on the law and the potential penalties if they don’t comply with the law.”
Beavercreek businesses found not in compliance
- BP, 4362 Indian Ripple Road
- Halls Corner Carryout, 3891 Kemp Road
- Open Pantry Market, 1592 Hanes Road
- Speedway, 3991 Indian Ripple Road