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Three north Forsyth businesses cited in underage alcohol sting

NORTH FORSYTH — Employees at three north Forsyth businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors in April, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s reports.

The undercover sweep resulted in the employees receiving Magistrate Court dates for violating the underage sale of alcohol ordinance.

Any business that sells alcohol — including gas stations, restaurants, bars and hotels — is subject to an undercover check at any time.

On April 21, a check-out clerk at the Quick Serve gas station, 6565 Heardsville Road, between Canton and Matt highways (Hwys. 20 and 369) reportedly sold beer to a customer younger than 21 after looking at the person’s ID.

According to the sheriff’s reports, both Leon’s Food Mart at 5410 Matt Hwy. and Lake Lanier Shell gas station at 7515 Browns Bridge Road were cited April 24.

The employee at the Shell reportedly checked the ID, which gives an age of less than 21, before completing the sale, while an ID was not checked at Leon’s.

During undercover alcohol sales stings, ununiformed deputies accompany the underage buyers to witness the potential sale, officials have said.

The alcohol and money used for the purchase are returned to the establishment after the citation is written.