Beavercreek police conduct underage alcohol checks

Greene County News

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Police Department conducted undercover liquor enforcement compliance checks Friday at 23 locations in the city.

According to a release from the department, the operation was aided by 19-year-olds who attempted to purchase alcohol at liquor establishments, convenience marts and drive-through stores. Employees at four of the targeted businesses reportedly sold to the informants and were subsequently cited and released for sale of intoxicating liquor to persons under the age of 21, according to police.

“The checks are periodically conducted by the Beavercreek Police Department to ensure compliance and to deter minors from attempting to purchase alcohol,” the release stated. “The Ohio Investigative Unit will send letters to all businesses that were found to be in compliance thanking them for following the law by carding customers to ensure no underage sales occur.”

Said Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers, “Our enforcement efforts are designed to protect our youth. We want to commend the businesses that were in compliance for reducing the opportunity for our youth to possess and consume alcohol. We would recommend for those businesses not in compliance, that they take the necessary steps to train their employees on the law and the potential penalties if they don’t comply with the law.”

Content provided by the Beavercreek Police Department.

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