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Monday, November 28, 2016

Alcohol Compliance Checks Conducted In Somerset Co.


(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.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go after that demon alcohol...meanwhile just around the corner from most of these stores someone is selling herion. Fining store owners brings in money, busting dealers doesn't i guess.

Anonymous said...

What a complete waste of time and tax payer money.

Anonymous said...

354
I agree.
These are illegal sting operations in which a 20 year 11 month old young lady dons make up and attempts to make a purchase while the LEO sits in the car to watch. Entrapment.

How about a bit of REAL police work?

Have there been any complaints from citizens about a store actually SELLING to underage people?

Is there any evidence a problem with under age purchases EXISTS in the first place?

Bogus.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, get the alcohol under control so the pot smokers feel safer!!!!!

Anonymous said...

They sold to a under age person.. illegal...good job.

Anonymous said...

5:09 that is why young people turn to drugs for their buzz. Easier to get drugs then alcohol when you are under age. When will people learn. Those who want a buzz will get a buzz no matter what.

Anonymous said...

Nail on the head buddy.

Anonymous said...

Waste of time and money. Punish businesses and waste their time so we can wax nostalgic about prohibition. Poor somerset county has out of control meth and heroin but thank goodness teenagers can't get wine coolers. These officers should feel disappointed their skills are wasted hurting business rather than clearing these in peril neighborhoods

Anonymous said...

If you hang around the pharmacies in Crisfield and Princess Anne and know what to look for,you can see drug deals going down.I went to my local pharmacy last week and a known addict who had just gotten out of jail was sitting there in his car waiting to buy some girls pills.And checking the liquor stores is pointless because minors can pay a local drunk/addict to buy their stuff.I see it all the time.Old alkie buys some booze for them and they give him enough to get a bottle or some heroin.And yes the shore and all its small towns have a huge heroin epidemic.Arrest one dealer,two more take his place to meet the demand.

Anonymous said...

939
The stings aren't about catching young people buying alcohol.
The only young people who try to buy alcohol in a store are COPS.
That's a fact.

Anonymous said...

The cop broke the law before the clerk broke it.
Think about that.

Anonymous said...

The stings aren't about catching young people buying alcohol.
The only young people who try to buy alcohol in a store are COPS.
That's a fact.

November 28, 2016 at 10:30 PM

Oh? Where did you get that "fact" from?

Anonymous said...

They keep finding Peaky's in non-compliance for selling alcohol to minors, right? They need to close that place down so the bartenders/waitresses can find someplace else to find their Johns.