For most college students and younger people spring break is right around the corner, and that means liquor stores will get busy. To get ready for the season, authorities in Sandy Springs are conducting sting operations on various shops and gas stations with local college kids.
The official briefing of the operation consists of uniformed officers, undercover officers, and 2 underage students to test 22 locations around Sandy Springs. Sargent Sam Worsham informed CBS46 “We have juveniles under age who are going to attempt to purchase alcohol.”
The very first location was a BP gas station, and the college students went in and successfully bought a case of beer. The uniformed officers then came in to make their move. The clerk was issued a ticket for selling to minors and fined $1,000 since it is a misdemeanor offense.
Just seeing how the first location failed, it goes to show how much work that there is to do. The next handful of locations passed the test by asking for ID and refusing to sell, so Sargent Worsham had a goof feeling. A Chevron gas station also failed the test and was rightfully fined.
Even though most of the shops passed the test and refused to sell to minors, it was very surprising to Sargent Worsham and the other veteran officers. It came as a real shock that there were multiple locations willing to sell alcohol to the underage patrons.
The tests have been confirmed to continue at undisclosed times. In a similar operation, authorities in Dunwoody have caught 6 shops. If any liquor storeowners happen to come across this, don’t sell to minors.
It’ll make everyone’s life easier.