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Police: 5 sold underage customer alcohol in Elizabethton sting operation

October 28th, 2013 5:20 pm by Staff Report

Police: 5 sold underage customer alcohol in Elizabethton sting operation


ELIZABETHTON — Employees of five local businesses sold alcohol to an underage, undercover customer on Friday, resulting in criminal summonses, Elizabethton police said in a news release.


Police sent a "confidential operative" younger than 21 but older than 18 into businesses to attempt to buy alcohol as part of a check for state law compliance.


Five people working for five different businesses allowed the operative to but alcohol, police said. The locations were: 


• Go Grocery, 701 West Elk Ave.


• Bonnie Kate Cafe, 115 S. Sycamore St.


• The Smokehouse BBQ Company, 1941 Milligan Hwy.


• Beef O’ Brady’s, 173 Hudson Drive


• Lakeo Steakhouse of Japan, 139 Hudson Drive.


Each employee was issued a criminal summons for sale of alcohol to a minor. Appearances were set for Dec. 3 in Carter County Sessions Court.

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