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Four south Forsyth businesses cited in underage alcohol sale sting

Four south Forsyth businesses — three of which are gas stations and one that is a standalone liquor store — were recently found to have violated county ordinances for selling alcohol to an underage person.

On Tuesday, June 13 between 12:45 and 4:30 p.m., the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover operation at the businesses, where at each store, an underage subject entered the business and attempted to buy a 12-pack of Bud Light, according to incident reports.

Employees at the following businesses completed the sale:

  • World Beverage, 5840 Gateway Drive
  • Stop-n-Go Food Mart, within the Exxon Mobil at 6415 Atlanta Highway, Suite A
  • Speedway, 2819 Trotters Parkway
  • RaceTrac gas station, 910 McFarland Parkway.

“The buyer then took the alcohol to the register where he met with the store clerk,” the reports said. “The clerk rang up the alcohol and the buyer paid for the alcohol with the $20 dollar bill that was provided by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office for the operation.

“After buying the alcohol, the buyer exited the store where he met with [the] deputy … the deputy then entered the business with the alcohol and change where he made contact with the clerk. The alcohol and change were returned to the clerk and the $20 dollar bill was retrieved from the register and returned to [the] deputy.”

Each clerk was issued a citation with a court date for which he or she will have to appear, though the decision whether to revoke the stores’ business licenses will be up to the Board of Commissioners, due to underage sale being a county ordinance violation.

The BOC will hold an administrative hearing regarding the incidents, for which no date has yet been set.