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07/29/2016

CITATIONS GIVEN TO TWELVE PARISH BUSINESSES FOR SELLING ALCOHOL TO UNDERAGE PERSON

During the week of July 25, Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies visited forty-one parish businesses which serve alcohol.  Sheriff’s Office staff members below the age of 21 went into the businesses and attempted to purchase alcohol.  Louisiana Revised Statute 14:93.11  states that it is unlawful to sell alcohol to any person under the age of 21.   Businesses selling alcohol must check the identification of each purchaser to make certain they meet the minimum age requirement to purchase alcohol.

 

Out of the forty-one businesses visited, twenty-nine refused to sell alcohol to the underage purchaser.  Twelve businesses were issued citations for illegal alcohol sales to a minor.  Those parish businesses issued citations were:

 

  • Fair City Truck Stop, Washington Street, Franklinton
  • Hackley Hill, Sam Thomas Road, Franklinton
  • Valero Gas, Washington Street, Franklinton
  • K & V Grocery, Greenlaw Street, Franklinton
  • Varnado Chevron, Highway 21, Varnado
  • JZ Quick Stop, Highway 21, Bogalusa
  • Asmara Mart Texaco, Highway 21, Bogalusa
  • Main Street Grocery, South Columbia Street, Bogalusa
  • AS Food Mart, Columbia Street, Bogalusa
  • Food Depot, Cumberland Street, Bogalusa
  • Sunset Drive Chevron, Sunset Drive, Bogalusa
  • CVS, Superior Avenue, Bogalusa

 

Sheriff Randy Seal reminds all businesses which sell alcohol that those sales are regulated by Louisiana law.  “The law is specific.  No alcohol may be sold to any person below the legal age of twenty-one.  We have a duty to uphold all laws, including this one on alcohol sales.  I commend the twenty-nine businesses that complied with the law and I hope the other twelve now understand the importance of verifying the age of all persons who attempt to purchase alcohol.”

 
 
 
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