Three Howard County stores caught in alcohol sting
Three liquor stores in Howard County have been cited for selling alcohol to minors during a recent undercover operation, police said Tuesday.
St. John’s Liquors in Ellicott City, a 7-Eleven on Frederick Road in Ellicott City and All Saints Liquors in Laurel will be brought before the Alcohol Beverage Hearing Board for the violations.
As part of the test, a 20-year-old volunteer working with Howard County police entered the stores and attempted to purchase alcohol. Clerks in the three stores asked to see ID, but in aIl three cases sold alcohol to the volunteer even though his Pennsylvania driver’s license clearly indicated he was younger than 21. Four other stores visited during the operation did not sell to the volunteer.
Police encourage residents who are aware of underage drinking or establishments that sell
alcohol to minors to call 410-313-STOP (7867).
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| March 16, 2010; 4:10 PM ET
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