The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its crackdown on stores selling alcohol to minors.
During the most recent sting, conducted Thursday, three of the 13 businesses checked sold alcohol to someone younger than 21 and had employees who didn’t have alcohol sales permits.
The following businesses were cited: CVS No. 4682, 4895 Post Road; Ducktown BP, 4636 Canton Highway; and Fajitas, 3952 Canton Highway. Those cited will be required to appear in Magistrate Court to answer to the charges.
If found guilty, the businesses and employees will also be subject to county ordinance penalties, which can lead to suspension or loss of their business licenses or sales permits.
It was the fourth sweep in less than two months by the sheriff’s office. Thirteen businesses were cited for underage sales last month.
As part of the checks, sheriff’s officials have said they will send in an underage person under the supervision of one or more undercover deputies to attempt to buy alcohol.
The “operatives” often are criminal justice students. When a citation is issued, the alcohol is returned to the store and a refund is provided.
The county requires all people involved in selling or serving alcohol to obtain a server’s license through the sheriff’s office permits and ordinance unit, which is on the second floor at 475 Tribble Gap Road in Cumming.