November 28, 2014

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3 Amherst businesses cited for underage alcohol sales

AMHERST — Three Amherst businesses were cited during an underage compliance check on Monday.

The Amherst Police Department, in partnership with STOP Underage Drinking Taskforce, used two confidential informants, ages 18 and 19, who tried to buy alcohol at 14 local establishments. Three businesses — Sunoco and BP on North Leavitt Road, and IGA on Milan Avenue — sold beer to the informants.

The operation, headed by Sgt. Michael Murphy, is funded through the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County. The purpose of the compliance checks was to gauge the extent to which retail outlets sell to minors, according to a news release from the police department.

Police said BP Gas Company, 801 N. Leavitt Road, was found to be a repeat offender for the third time in a row.

Currently, BP is in the process of contesting the second charge. A third charge will be sent to the State of Ohio Liquor Control Commission for review.

Police said employees who sold alcohol to the informants were cited for underage persons concerning and asked to appear at Oberlin Municipal Court on Aug. 22.

The employees who were found to be in compliance were recommended for a congratulatory letter from the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County and the Amherst Police Department.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com.

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  • TheDon Corleone

    what a waste of time.

  • Zen Grouch

    Worked at the Mall-Drive-Thru decades ago and use to card depressed lookin’ women in their late 20′s to early 30′s when they were purchasing their daily ‘pick-me-up’ to forget about their horrid jobs, boyfriends, life…

    Worked every time. Make ‘em chipper. One even showed me her beaver while showing off with her foot behind her head as she drove away laughing.

    One day I felt sorry for some poor nerdy high school kid who was just about ready to wet his pants with a quart of beer in his hand, like I was gonna call the cops on him. I let it slide like he was at least 21 to make his day better…

    …the next day, the place was flooded with dozens of kids from his school trying to buy beer. It was like trying to get rid of head lice for the next few days.

  • p aPOST

    Why don’t they go after some DOPE~OOO’S AND LET THE DAMN KID HAVE HIS BEER!!!