ABC Sweep Nets Fines For Serving Minors

Alcohol

Several underage Arkansans volunteered over the July 4th holiday to try and buy alcohol. Many were successful. Who solicited them to volunteer? The state of Arkansas.

Arkansas’ Alcohol Beverage Control Enforcement Division conducted its first ever statewide sweep dubbed “Operation Check-In,” with 18 ABC agents visiting 740 operations that hold an alcohol permit. The ABC is an agency of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

In the stops at liquor stores, bars, convenience stores and other establishments, 142 tickets were written for selling alcohol to minors – or almost 1 out of 5 (19.2%) of permit holders selling to a minor. Agents also wrote 147 tickets for other violations, which may include consuming alcohol while working, possession of drug paraphernalia, overserving, and allowing prostitution on the premise.   MORE

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