SJCSO Youth Services Unit conducted another "Alcohol Compliance Detail" | Crime

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SJCSO Youth Services Unit conducted another "Alcohol Compliance Detail"
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As a continuing effort to combat underage drinking in the county, members of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Youth Services Unit with assistance from Special Investigations Unit Detectives conducted another “Alcohol Compliance Detail” yesterday, 25 October.  The operation covered numerous establishments throughout the county.  

For this operation three males, ages 16, 18, and 19 attempted to purchase alcohol at 52 St. Johns County establishments.  The Aides were allowed to purchase alcohol at 7 of these businesses.

The aide would produce his actual identification if asked and state his true age if requested.  The Sheriff’s Office filed a charge of selling/serving or giving alcohol to a person under the age of 21 on the seven subjects who sold alcohol to the Aide.  Those reports will also be sent to the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco for potential administrative investigations.

The establishments where clerks were charged with selling alcohol to a minor were:

  • CVS Pharmacy, 2703 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., a 52-year old female sold a 6pk of beer.
  • Carmelo’s Marketplace, 146 King St., a 52-year old female sold a 6pk of beer.
  • BP, 2499 U.S. 1 South, a 40-year old male sold a 6pk of beer.
  • Buddy Boy’s, 8430 C.R. 13 N., a 19-year old female sold a 6pk of beer.
  • Boondocks, 9205 C.R. 13 N., a 47-year old female sold a beer.
  • Rivertown Fine Wine & Spirits, 2849 C.R. 210W., a 42-year old male sold a 4pk of beer.
  • Sunoco Food Mart, 450 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., a 28-year old male sold a 6pk of beer.

St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar wished to thank the 86% of those clerks at the businesses that were in compliance with the underage drinking, and added “That it is our hope to raise awareness of the problem of underage drinking in our county and to deter businesses and individuals from providing our youth with alcohol as we will continue with these types of operations.”

 

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