Store clerk fails underage alcohol check

Only one store failed to properly check the ID of an underage alcohol buyer Thursday during the latest series of compliance checks at Columbia County stores.

A clerk at the Sprint store at 424 S. Belair Road in Martinez was cited after selling alcohol to an underage customer, an undercover sheriff’s deputy younger than 21, according to a news release from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

The citation is for a county ordinance violation and will be adjudicated in Magistrate’s Court.

Nine other stores in the sweep asked the customer for identification and turned him away when it was determined he was underage.

 

 

 

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