Half of Calvert Booze Stores Tested Sell to Underage Police Decoy

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
Fastop, Lusby
The County’s Filling Station, Lusby
Thirsty Badger, Prince Frederick
Windsor’s EZ Stop, Prince Frederick

The businesses which checked the underage informant's identification and refused sale (passed the compliance check) are:

Buehler’s Market, St. Leonard
CJ’s, Lusby
Fastop, Solomons
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

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