4 Clerks Cited in Alcohol/Tobacco Sting
Jeff Garretson - Wed 12:28 PM 10/24/2012
Saline County Sheriff deputies conducted an alcohol and tobacco sting over the weekend.
According to the Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, three area store clerks sold alcohol to minors while one was cited for selling cigarettes to a minor.
Deputies, along with agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Control and Tobacco Enforcement departments, visited 25 area businesses attempting to purchase alcohol with participants who are under the legal age.
One clerk at the Dillons Store, 2012 S. Ohio, was cited for selling a six-pack of beer, while a clerk at Pilot Truck Plaza, 1944 N. 9th, was cited for selling a six-pack to a minor. A clerk at Brooks Liquor, 1845 S. 9th was also cited for selling a bottle of bourbon to a minor.
The controlled buy program also visited 11 area stores, seeking to purchase tobacco products. A clerk at The Corner Store, 220 W. Crawford was sited for selling a pack of cigarettes to a minor.
The program is paid for by a grant from the Central Kansas Foundation.