Police award businesses for not selling alcohol to minors
POSTED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 3:38pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 3:39pm
Longview, TX (KETK) — During an undercover sting in January, the Longview Police Department partnered with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to put local businesses to the test.
12 businesses failed by allowing undercover minors to purchase alcohol:
- 1470 W. Marshall Avenue - Gateway Fly Thru Beer
- 3620 Estes Parkway - Rudy's # 15
- 4208 Loop 281 West - Longview Bingo Center
- 1001 Young Street - Cowboy's Stop
- 511 E. Marshall Avenue - Walgreen's # 07611
- 100 S. Access Road - Food Fast # 1007
- 1101 McCann Road - Food Fast # 1022
- 880 E. Loop 281 - Big Papa's
- 128 W. Marshall Avenue - Rudy's # 16
- 1917 Judson Road - Road Runner Superette # 2
- 3305 S. Eastman Road - Food Fast # 1077
- 700 Gilmer Road - E-Z Mart Store # 260
The Longview Police Department has filed twelve Class "A" Offense reports against these individuals at these establishments who sold alcohol to minors. Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission also issued administrative citations to each of the businesses.
However, of the 64 businesses that were checked, 52 businesses passed the test and did not provide alcohol to the underage individuals.
On Wednesday, Longview Police awarded those businesses for their compliance.
The photo above is of Longview Police giving the award to EZ Mart on the 1200 block of McCann Rd.
The following businesses are just a few of those that also passed the undercover test, and were presented with awards on Wednesday:
- 2000 S. High Street Mr. Kwik # 1
- 601 Mobberly Avenue Cowboys Quick Stop
- 1515 S. Mobberly Avenue Smart Mart # 1
- 2901 S. Estes Parkway E - Z Mart Store # 119
- 4004 Estes Parkway Murphy USA # 7391
- 1708 Judson Road Skinner's Grocery & Market
- 1501 S. High Street Dollar General Store # 8674
- 3099 Estes Parkway American Food Mart
- 1711 Judson Road Food Fast # 1075
- 3122 Estes Parkway Brianna's Stop n Shop
- 1232 McCann Road E - Z Mart Store # 437
- 3607 S. Eastman Road DC Shamrock
- 1516 W. Fairmont Street Zippy J's # 4
- 813 W. Marshall Avenue Texan Stop