Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

Members of the Southington Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted unannounced liquor sale compliance inspections at 20 liquor stores/convenience stores where alcoholic beverages are sold on Nov. 28. Six stores were caught selling to a minor, said police.

Police used a “cooperating individual who was 18-years old without any forms of identification entered the stores and attempted to make a purchase of alcoholic beverages,” a press release from the department explained.

The following six businesses were found to be in violation by selling alcoholic beverages to a minor, said police:

  • Queen Street Liquors – 1079 Queen St.
  • South Town Liquors – 685 Queen St.
  • Lefty’s Package Store – 1207 South Main St.
  • Milldale Discount Liquors – 1664 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike
  • Wineland Wine and Spirits – 1545 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike
  • West Side Spirits – 718 West St.

Police also said the selling clerk/cashier was issued a misdemeanor summons and charged with Sale of Alcohol to a Minor, CGS 30-86.

The following 14 businesses were found to be in compliance and did not sell alcoholic beverages to a minor, said police.

  • M & R Liquors – 920 Queen Street
  • Wine Works – 1700 West St.
  • World Wide Wine and Spirits – 480 Queen St.
  • Southington Wine and Spirits – 235 Queen St.
  • Liquor Outlet – 400 North Main St.
  • Dairy Farms – 68 Berlin St.
  • Dairy Plus – 64 South Center St.
  • Bridge Package Store – 133 West Center St.
  • South Main Street Liquors and Wine – 857 South Main St.
  • Super 66 Liquors – 975 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike
  • Sassy Liquors – 264 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike
  • Little Red Store – 252 Marion Ave.
  • Country Farms Convenience – 682 West St.
  • Colonial Spirits – 255 Berlin Ave.

Police said the department will continue its efforts to investigate and enforce any state laws and town ordinances concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages to minors.southington badge

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