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Police: Two N. Fulton businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Two gas stations in Alpharetta were busted recently for selling alcohol to minors.

The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety performed an alcohol compliance operation on Aug. 16 where they sent an underage buyer into 10 businesses. Eight of those businesses refused to sell alcohol to the 20-year-old male, but two sold six packs of beer to him.

The Valero at 2190 Old Milton Parkway and the Shell at 2005 Hembree Road both failed the compliance checks. Each business was issued a citation and must appear in court on Oct. 11.

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At the Valero, the cashier never asked the buyer for identification, per a police report. The buyer bought a six-pack of Bud Light and left the store. The 51-year-old male cashier told police that he thought the buyer was over the age of 21.

At the Shell, the cashier began the transaction and then asked for identification, according to a police report. The buyer told the cashier that he left his driver’s license at home. The cashier sold him a six-pack of Bud Light anyway. The 23-year-old male cashier told police he was “distracted” and too “busy” to ask for ID.

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These businesses were also tested by an underage buyer on Aug. 16, but did not sell to him:

  • Chevron – 3445 Webb Bridge Road
  • Chevron – 3955 Old Milton Parkway
  • Shell – 6185 Windward Parkway
  • BP – 5005 Windward Parkway
  • BP – 11425 Haynes Bridge Road
  • BP – 1190 Old Roswell Road
  • BP – 1630 Mansell Road
  • Exxon – 1675 Alpharetta Highway

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