PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Feb. 2, 2008)—Half of the liquor-selling establishments recently tested in Calvert County failed by selling alcohol to an underage, undercover police informant. The underage compliance checks were conducted on ten stores by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 15.
The checks are accomplished by sending underage decoys into a business to attempt to buy alcohol. Establishments which do not check the decoy's government-issued identification to verify that they are twenty-one or older and in turn sell them alcohol are reported to the Liquor Board. The Board holds a hearing the 4th Thursday of each month to determine the consequence to the business.
The businesses which failed the test and sold alcohol to the underage informant (failed the compliance check) are:
Coastal Car Care, Prince Frederick
The Countys Filling Station, Lusby
Thirsty Badger, Prince Frederick
Windsors EZ Stop, Prince Frederick
The businesses which checked the underage informant's identification and refused sale (passed the compliance check) are:
Buehlers Market, St. Leonard
Ken Mar Liquors, Prince Frederick
Southern Liquors, Lusby
Several Calvert County Establishments Had Liquor License Suspended or Revoked, March 24, 2007
Six Retailers Penalized for Selling Alcohol to Minors in Calvert, September 11, 2006