Monday, November 28, 2016

ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS CONDUCTED IN SOMERSET COUNTY


Maryland State Police News Release

ALCOHOL COMPLIANCE CHECKS CONDUCTED IN SOMERSET COUNTY

(Somerset County, MD)  The Maryland State Police conducted numerous alcohol compliance checks at retail establishments in Somerset County on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.  Troopers from the Princess Anne Barracks 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 21 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
  • Becky’s Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Big Willey’s, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Caeser’s Pizza Palace, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Crisfield Oceanic, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Eden Quick Stop, Eden, Maryland
  • Junior’s Stop N Shop, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Kash and Karry, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Kings Creek Market, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Lucky’s Last Chance, Chance, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • River Market, Pocomoke, Maryland
  • Shore Stop, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Spike’s Pub and Subs, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Somers Cove Market, Crisfield, Maryland
  • Dash In, Westover, Maryland
  • Goose Creek, Westover, Maryland
  • Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Somerset County Liquor Dispensary, Pocomoke, Maryland
The following retail establishments were not in compliance with the provisions of the law and sold alcoholic beverages to a minor:
  • Peaky’s Restaurant, Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Beer ‘N Soda Drive Thru, Crisfield, Maryland
In an effort to increase awareness about underage alcohol consumption, Troopers distributed informational brochures to all establishments which were checked.  Additionally, Troopers distributed ID guides which will aid establishments in checking IDs to assist employees in detecting false identification documents.  Troopers will continue with unannounced compliance checks to ensure that alcoholic beverages stay out of the hands of minors during this holiday season.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The resources would be better going after heroin than alcohol.

Anonymous said...

Nah, they gotta hassle local merchants instead. Going after heroin dealers is danverous. Poor store clerks making minimum wage won't shoot at you.

swampcritter2 said...

This is simply revenue enhancement. It is also known as "picking low hanging fruit." Most people could care less if a minor takes a drink now and then just so long as they don't get a DUI or worse yet have an accident. After all they did the same when they were young. As far as Law Enforcement vs Heroin users/dealers, I haven't read anywhere or hear of any shootouts locally when arrests are made. Dealers routinely carry firearms illegally, but that is to stop other dealers from making off with their wares. I rather doubt a dealer in a sane state of mind would care to get in a gunfight with an officer of the law. The war on drugs has been a failure. It's tragic when people become dependent on drugs, but it will never change until people face the consequences of their own actions. When the State can't do it, it's only the individual who can come to terms with it.

Anonymous said...

It would change dramatically if the government controlled court system was harsher.