Friday, February 19, 2016

ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS CONDUCTED IN SOMERSET COUNTY

Maryland State Police News Release

ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS CONDUCTED IN SOMERSET COUNTY

(Somerset County, MD) On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, troopers from the Maryland State Police and officers from the Princess Anne Police Department conducted a collaborative effort and performed numerous alcohol compliance checks at retail establishments in Somerset County.

Law enforcement officers throughout Somerset County ensured that various retail establishments which hold a Somerset County Liquor License are denying sales of alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 years old.

A total of 18 retail establishments were checked.  The following retail establishments complied with the provisions of the law and denied the sale of alcoholic beverage to minors:

  • Arby’s General Store, Wenona, Maryland
  • Brew Thru, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Eden Quick Stop, Eden, Maryland
  • Junior’s Stop and Shop, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Kash and Karry, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Oscar’s Bar and Grill, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Peaky’s Restaurant, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Somer’s Cove Market, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Spike’s Pub and Subs, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Dash Inn, Westover, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Westover, Maryland
  • Crisfield Oceanic, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Shore Stop, Crisfield, Maryland
  • King’s Creek Market, Princess Anne, Maryland

The following retail establishments were not in compliance with the provisions of the law and sold alcoholic beverages to a minor:

  • Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Becky’s Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Lucky’s Last Chance, Chance, Maryland

The establishments which sold alcoholic beverages will be required to appear before the Somerset County Liquor Board and face possible sanctions from that board. The individuals who sold alcoholic beverages to a person under the age of 21 years old will be required to appear in the District Court of Maryland for Somerset County for selling an alcoholic beverage to a person under the age of 21 years old.

In an effort to reduce the access of alcoholic beverages to minors, Troopers and Officers will continue with unannounced compliance checks to ensure that alcoholic beverages stay out of the hands of minors.  With homecoming activities going on at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, St. Patrick’s Day, and Washington High School and Crisfield High School’s proms right around the corner, law enforcement will be making a collaborative effort to ensure the safety of our youth.  After the compliance checks were conducted, establishments were provided with educational literature which can be used to help them determine the authenticity of identification documents.  This collaborative effort amongst law enforcement partners will continue throughout the year in an effort to keep everyone safe.

Funding for this initiative was provided by the Somerset County Local Management Board Inc.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, when the Somerset County Liquor Dispensary goes before the Somerset County Liquir Board, I wonder what the good ole boys will do?

Anonymous said...

Best bet card everyone. I'm 52 and up until about 2 yrs ago I would still get carded occasionally. I did, can and still do pass for mid to late 30's but definitely not under 21.

Anonymous said...

It's not their first time either...

Anonymous said...

Crisfield has a terrible underage drinking problem and its not all store clerks fault,because these kids send adults in the stores to buy for them.Some are even bold enough to come in with an adult to the county stores and pick out what they want and walk out.Do something about THAT.

Anonymous said...

12:29-To me you don't look a day over 60.Am I right?

Anonymous said...

8:56 - Dispensaries are managed by the Liquor Control Board. They fall outside the jurisdiction of the Board of Alcohol License Commissioners. The only equalizer is that all of the clerks are cited and must appear in District Court.