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January 25 11:49 AM

Agents check stores for underage alcohol sales; one business is cited

The Bossier Sheriff- Police Narcotics Task Force checked nine stores in the parish last week for underage alcohol sales.

Clerks at eight stores were in compliance, while one clerk at a Bossier City store was cited for selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21.

A clerk at Raceway, 8048 Highway 80 in Bossier City, sold alcohol to an underage person last Thursday, Jan. 17.

The eight stores that were in compliance with the law that did not sell alcohol to underage buyers were CVS, 998 Highway 80, Bossier City; Circle K, 5020 highway 80, Haughton, La.; Dixie Mart, 5315 Highway 80, Haughton, La.; Rogers Corner Store, 6511 Highway 80,

Haughton, La.; Haughton General Store, 9011 Highway 157, Haughton, La.; Pilot Travel Center, 490 N. Elm St., Haughton, La.; Buc Stop, 201 N. Elm St., Haughton, La.; and Dollar General, 120 S. Elm St., Haughton, La.

“We point out those stores and clerks who commit a crime by selling alcohol to underage buyers,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, “and we want to do the same in a possible way for those stores that do the right thing. Compliance with the law and safety of our young people is our goal.”

The Bossier Sheriff- Police Narcotics Task Force comprises deputies with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and officers with the Bossier City Police Department.

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