Home | News | Clayton County Cite 22 Businesses for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Clayton County Cite 22 Businesses for Selling Alcohol to Minors

By
Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
Clayton County Cite 22 Businesses for Selling Alcohol to Minors  
Read More: No tags for this article

CLAYTON COUNTY, GA -- Clayton County police issued citations to 22 businesses Friday night, charging them with selling alcohol to minors.

Police issued the citations after sending underage decoys, ages 14 to 18, into the businesses, along with adult undercover officers, to try to buy alcoholic drinks.

According to police, as of late Friday night, they had gone into 81 restaurants, bars and convenience stores with the minors, and had cited 22 of the businesses for selling alcohol to minors. That's 27 percent of them.

"It was real simple," said one of the decoys, Jordan Scott. Scott is a 17-year-old Clayton County Police Explorer.

His first stop -- an Applebees restaurant on Tara Boulevard.

Scott and his adult undercover police partner went into the Applebees and asked the server for a beer.

"And he said 'Do you have your ID on you?', and I told him 'No', and he said 'I can't do it'," Scott said.

So Scott and the plain-clothes officer walked next door to Sharp's Bar.

Scott said that he was able to order a beer there.

"I walked in, and my partner, we asked for two Bud Lights, and she just gave 'em up before even asking us anything, just gave it to us," he said. "So it was that simple."

No one with the business would comment.

Clayton County police sent a total of 60 officers along with eight underage decoys to try to check all 173 businesses in the county that sell alcohol.

The Hooters on Tara Boulevard would not sell alcohol to an underage decoy.

But at the JR Crickets on Tara Boulevard, police said an underage decoy was able to order alcohol.

The owners declined comment.

Just one offense carries penalties of a $2,000 fine, possibly six months in jail, and the possible loss of the business's liquor license.

Police are doing this now because they said problems with teen drinking increase when school is out.

"It's the beginning of the party season for these teens, and [businesses] know that," said Clayton County Police Captain Tina Daniel. "I mean it's illegal, and they're contributing to the delinquency of these minors. And it's just something we're not going to have in this county."

"I feel like I'm helping [the businesses] and helping the youth in the area," Jordan Scott said, "Because now they won't sell to any other minors, you know. And that's good for them, too."

Clayton County police are realists. They know they can't stop all underage drinking.

But they said they can make it more difficult for minors to buy alcohol in Clayton County.

Out of the 81 businesses checked as of late Friday night, police had issued a total of 42 citations on various violations of their liquor licenses. And of those 42 citations, 22 of them were for serving/selling alcohol to minors.

__________

Late Friday night, Clayton County police released this statement:

On December 17, 2010, at 6:00 p.m., the Clayton County Police Department began phase 2 of "Operation Scrooge."

We are trying to increase our resident's standard of living by addressing quality of life crimes, concentrating on repeat offenders.

"Operation Scrooge" focuses on recidivism and the effects crime has on our community.

The concentration tonight surrounds alcoholic beverage sales to minors. This particular crime is very harmful because juveniles who can purchase alcoholic beverages have a greater chance of causing tragic events.

All parties who have any role in minors obtaining alcoholic beverages in Clayton County will be properly charged with a criminal offense. Servers who do not display their credentials will be citied for the violation. Any businesses that have alcoholic beverage advertisement that can be seen from outside the store will be citied. It is a necessity that we enforce these laws because it enhances the quality of life in Clayton County.

During Operation Scrooge Phase 2:

81 businesses were checked, 22 businesses sold alcoholic beverages to minors, and a total of 42 citations were issued.

Locations that sold alcoholic beverages to minors:

Sharp's Bar 6703 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, Ga. 30236

J.R. Crickets 6608 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, Ga. 30236

Red Lobster 6550 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, Ga. 30236

Pinstrikes 3478 Mt. Zion Rd., Stockbridge, Ga. 30281

Exxon 4531 Old Dixie Hwy, Forest Park, Ga. 30297

BP 199 Upper Riverdale Rd., Jonesboro, Ga. 30236

Casa Blanca 5765 Old Dixie Hwy, Forest Park, Ga. 30297

Shell Food Mart 222 Upper Riverdale Rd., Jonesboro, Ga. 30236

Catalina Supermarket 4110 Old Dixie Hwy., Hapeville, Ga. 30354

Super C 6550 Hwy 42, Rex, Ga. 30273

Shell Gas Station 8550 Hwy 85, Riverdale, Ga. 30296

Bella Vista Food Mart 699 Rountree Rd. Suite K, Riverdale, Ga.

BP Food Mart 35 Hwy 138 SW, Riverdale, Ga.

Chevron Food Mart #85 7530 Hwy 85, Riverdale, Ga

Citgo Food Mart 8425 Hwy 85, Riverdale, Ga.

BP Amoco Express 8426 Hwy 85, Riverdale, Ga.

Shell Food Mart #555 524 Flint River Rd., Riverdale, Ga

BP @ Helmer Rd. 8439 Hwy 85, Riverdale, Ga.

Quick Save Food Mart 136 Hwy 138 Suite 100, Riverdale, Ga.

Shell Food Mart #2 8550 Hwy 85, Riverdale, Ga.

Rocky's 8113 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, Ga.

 

Benefield's 6324 Old Dixie Hwy., Jonesboro, Ga

 

Subscribe to comments feed Comments (0 posted)

total: | displaying:

Post your comment

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Underline
  • Quote

Please enter the code you see in the image:

Captcha
  1. Teens Jekari Strozier, Antonio Pass, Johnathan Anthony, Kemonta Bonds charged in death of Mableton man (5.00)

  2. Doctors cure leukemia in a few patients by altering their blood cells (5.00)

  3. Emily Whitehead: The cancer girl cured by using HIV virus to re-wire her immune system (5.00)

  4. Bigfoot-like beast has hikers running scared in Utah's Provo Canyon (5.00)

  5. Joe Biden Shotgun: YouTube video appears of women trying (and failing) to take his 12-gauge advice (5.00)

  6. Guide dog saves man and woman from swerving vehicle (5.00)

  7. 'Proof' Jesus was married found on ancient papyrus that mentions how son of God spoke of his wife and Mary Magdalene (5.00)

  8. Does Febreze Air Effects give odors the boot? (5.00)

  9. How your dog can read your mind: He'll steal food when he knows you won't look - and can tell you're going out from your make-up (5.00)

  10. He sure took his time: Scientist who spent 15 years inspecting women's breast claims they are 'better off without bras' (5.00)

  11. Rihanna's Dad Sells Pictures of Teenage Rihanna, 'Secret Family' to Tabloids (5.00)

  12. Octomom poses nude and now goes on welfare to help 14 kids: report (5.00)

  13. Bieber 'thrown out of Paris hotel for bad behavior' (5.00)

  14. Lindsey Vonn waits in car for ONE hour to avoid run in with Tiger's ex-wife Elin Nordegren (5.00)

  15. Ashley Judd dress (5.00)

  16. Hulk Hogan’s daughter Brooke engaged to Cowboys center Phil Costa (5.00)

  17. Hospitality executive Tom Sponseller found dead in office garage in apparent suicide (5.00)

  18. Texas Man Larry Dunn Jr stabbed girlfriend who told him she had HIV to death (5.00)

  19. Driver Services Location in Warner Robins, GA (5.00)

  20. Fashion publicist Raul Barrera found guilty of murdering and mutilating his girlfriend after she tried to break up with him (5.00)

  21. 29-year-old Texas man Thomas Olivas 'killed ex-girlfriend, 26, and burned baby boy over child support payments' (5.00)

  22. Florida woman Jillian Martone 'attacks man with kitchen knife after first date for refusing to be her boyfriend' (5.00)

  23. Catholic school custodian John Martin admits to using hidden cameras to spy on students (5.00)

  24. Church shooting in Pennsylvania leaves 4 dead, 2 injured (5.00)

  25. New York Jewish counselor Nechemya Weberman sentenced to 103 years for sexual abuse (5.00)

  26. Desperate search for two missing Boy Scouts Bradley Nelson, Jackson Chandler after wilderness hike (5.00)

  27. Tenn. Man Randolph Maidens Charged With Murder in Wife's Death (5.00)

  28. DUI suspect Sherri Wilkins 'drives more than 2 miles with man she fatally struck stuck in the windshield of her car' (5.00)

  29. Little Falls Man Byron Smith Accused of Killing Two Teen Burglars, Not Reporting Shooting (5.00)

  30. Oregon couple Christopher Martin and Jessica Stroble accused of sex acts on Vegas-bound flight (5.00)

  31. Barrow Co. firefighter Willie Etheridge Jr. fired after being charged with child porn (5.00)

  32. Morgan Lide: Cobb County high school student dies during study abroad (5.00)

  33. Suspect Brian Levern Gupton sought in fatal shooting at DeKalb apartment complex (5.00)

  34. Clayton Jerrod Ellington: Death penalty tossed out in Ga. triple murder case (5.00)

  35. Ruben Marin-Garibay arrested in fatal hit-and-run of Henry Co. officer Elgin Daniel (5.00)

  36. Guard Larry Stell fatally stabbed at Telfair State Prison (5.00)

  37. 'Hunger Games' sequel gives boost to Ga. economy (5.00)

  38. Mural of nude women in Atlanta to be covered up after community outrage (5.00)

  39. Sources: Andrea Sneiderman indicted in husband Rusty Sneiderman's death (5.00)

  40. Co-workers Michelle Chinnis, Tracy Downer killed in horrific tractor-trailer wreck (5.00)

  41. Matthew Pike, William Slaton, Daniel Slaton indicted in death of man found floating in Ocmulgee River (5.00)

  42. Clayton County Man Craig Davis faces charges of exposing two women to HIV (5.00)

  43. Teacher Shannon Schmieder Sentenced to 40 Years for Affair with 14 Year Old (5.00)

  44. Shopkeeper Atibi Thomas faces 25 years in prison for 'shooting' policeman Keith Roach whom he thought was a criminal (5.00)

  45. 6 charged with killing Norcross teen Nicholas Jackson (5.00)

  46. Teacher Almarcus Thomas accused of statutory rape, videotaping student (5.00)

  47. Augusta teen Kyle Austin Royal found shot to death in car in east Ga. (5.00)

  48. DA to review role of victim's widow Andrea Sneiderman in Ga. killing (5.00)

  49. Parents: School Bus Driver Watched Teen Girls Fight (5.00)

  50. Tire blowout suspected in crash that killed 12-year-old Devin Pierce in Douglasville (5.00)

Georgia News

Get the latest Georgia news, sports, weather, entertainment, business & political news and more from Georgia Newsday.
 
  • Email to a friend Email to a friend
  • Print version Print version
  • Plain text Plain text

Rate this article

0
 
 

Photo Galleries

PHOTOS: Plastic Surgery Celebrity Awkward family photos 
 
UPDATED: Faces of Meth PHOTOS: Celebrities all a-Twitter

More galleries ››

 
 
 
 
Weather for Atlanta, GA, US
Now
81°F
Windchill: 81°F
Partly Cloudy
Georgia Weather
Fri
High: 81°F
Low: 67°F
Thunderstorms Early
Georgia Weather
Sat
High: 83°F
Low: 68°F
Scattered Thunderstorms
Georgia Weather