Police: Two N. Fulton businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors
Credit: Eric Schwartzberg
Fairfield High School Youth Coalition member Lindsey Ollis affixes warning labels to multipack containers of beer and wine coolers at Dixie Foodmart on Ohio 4 in Fairfield Sunday, March 20, 2016. The effort was the first installment in 2-day Sticker Shock initiative launched by Coalition for a Safe and Drug-Free Fairfield to educate the public and change attitudes about buying for and serving alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. ERIC SCHWARTZBERG/STAFF
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.
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.