Police Chief Applauds Retailers for Not Selling Alcohol to Underage Informant During Undercover Stings

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Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – In alcohol compliance checks conducted on Thursday, May 14, 2015, an underage person, supervised by members of Mt. Juliet’s Crime Suppression Unit, visited all 38 beer retailers in Mt. Juliet. In all cases, the clerk asked for an ID and refused to sell the beer to the underage person.

Alcohol compliance checks are a type of prevention that deters beer and liquor retailers from selling alcohol to underage persons. Mt. Juliet Police conduct random checks throughout the year in hopes of decreasing alcohol sales to underage persons, which hopefully reduces alcohol-related problems and crime among youth.

“It is imperative that we keep alcohol out of the hands of kids. These results show that strong efforts are being made by our alcohol retailers to ensure only those of proper age are successful at purchasing alcohol,” stated Chief James Hambrick. “I am very pleased to know that not one 1 out of 38 alcohol retailers in our community sold alcohol to the underage informant. The business owners and staff should be applauded for passing the checks.”

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