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Two Forsyth stores lose alcohol licenses for 60 days

FORSYTH COUNTY — If you want to buy beer at two local gas stations, you could be in for a long wait.

On Thursday night, the Forsyth County commission voted to suspend the alcohol licenses of the BP Gas Station on McFarland Parkway and AM/PM Fuels on Buford Highway (Hwy. 20) for 60 days apiece effective Friday.

BP has been cited for selling alcohol to an underage person twice this year and has eight violations since 2010. It had previously had its license suspended for 28 days.

Matters also have been complicated because the licensee lives in California.

In addition, the business has another citation pending that will come before the commission next month.

The AM/PM was cited for underage sales, and had two prior citations within the last two years. In 2013, the business had its license suspended for 10 days.

Both stores could face a license revocation if given another citation.

During the meeting, the commission also heard a presentation from representatives of Ingles Supermarket on Buford Highway regarding their plans to prevent underage sales.

The presentation was part of the commission’s ruling, which had suspended the store’s license for 10 days last month.