Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A.G. busts Tupelo establishments for selling -OH to minors.

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following press release:

Attorney General's Office Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Division
Compliance Check Yields Citations in Tupelo for Selling Alcohol to Minors

Jackson, Miss.- The Mississippi Attorney General’s Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Division in conjunction with the Tupelo Police Department recently conducted alcohol and beer compliance checks in Tupelo resulting in the issuance of five citations for selling alcohol to minors, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today.

“As both Attorney General and the father of three, I strongly believe we all have a vested interest in the fight against underage drinking,” Attorney General Hood said.  “The time to address underage drinking is before it comes into court as an alcohol-fueled assault or a car crash that takes the life of a loved one.”

Under Mississippi law, any person selling alcohol to a person younger than 21 can face a fine of up to $500, up to six months in jail, or both.  Any place of business making a sale of beer to an underage person can be fined and/or face administrative charges.  For a first offense, a retailer may be fined not less than $500 but not more than $1,000 and/or be prohibited from selling beer for three months. For a second offense occurring within 12 months of the first offense, a retailer faces a fine of not less than $500 but not more than $1,500 and may be prohibited from selling beer for six months. For a third offense occurring within 12 months of the first offense, a retailer faces a fine of not less than $1,000 but not more than $5,000 and may be prohibited from selling beer for one year.

“The law simply states that it is illegal in Mississippi to sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 21,” Attorney General Hood said. “At the heart of this law is the safety of our children, and we must each do our part to prevent minors’ from having access to alcohol.”

The following businesses in Tupelo received citations when checked for compliance on selling alcohol to minors:

Mugshots                                             374 E Main Street                      VIOLATION
Rita’s Grill Bar                                       789 Moncrief Building 1             VIOLATION
Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse                 1044 Commonwealth Blvd          VIOLATION
Chili’s Grill and Bar                                3196 N Gloster Street                VIOLATION
Fast Lane 1                                           3914 N Gloster Street                2 VIOLATIONS              2nd Offense w/in a year    

The following businesses in Tupelo did not receive a citation when checked for compliance on selling alcohol to minors:

Blue Canoe                               2006 N Gloster Street
Fairpark Grill                             343 E Main Street
Outback Steakhouse                 1348 N Gloster Street
Stables Downtown Grill              206 N Spring Street

“We appreciate the good working relationship we have with the Attorney General’s Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Unit and will continue to combat underage drinking and the selling of alcohol to minors in Tupelo,” Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said.  “I encourage our retailers to obey the law and always check IDs as we continue to do everything we can to try and keep alcohol out of the hands of our kids.”

During the past fiscal year, the Attorney General’s Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Unit has conducted more than 6,677 alcohol compliance checks with 208 buys for a 3.12% buy rate across the state.


Anonymous said...

Jimmy the Hair always goes after the serious crimes.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Houston Bunker Boy is moving to secure the mad mama vote.

Anonymous said...

Selling 'OH'. What is OH?

Anonymous said...

I hear there are some unlicensed hair stylists working in Batesville. Maybe he will round up those thugs too.

Anonymous said...

Batesville...isn't that a suburb of Oxford? All those Rebel flag wearing hillbillies up in North MS...

Anonymous said...


-OH was Kingfish's incorrect attempt to look "smart."

In organic chemistry an alcohol is an organic group with a hydroxyl (-OH) functional group. The correct formula for the alcohol commonly found in beer, would have been the one for ethanol or ethyl alcohol.

However, -OH itself is not alcohol. When I read the headline, I was confused and thought... someone is selling hydroxide to minors?? But for what??

Kingfish said...

Dr. Cannon and Dr. Valente always referred to an -OH group as an alcohol. What you are saying is true except I was being a bit of a smartass. Sorry you didn't recognize that. We can discuss carbonyl carbons and groovy things such as free radical substitution if you like.

Anonymous said...

(hands clapping emoji) (bowing down emoji) (blushed face emoji)

OK OK, Kingfish. Maybe you are "smart."

Until next time.


Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad @10:45. I was trying to figure out why they were selling Hydroxide to kids too. Thought maybe they had a new drug out or something.

Anonymous said...

Typical North Mississippi bullshit.

Anonymous said...

@10:45 - you had better be careful; his employee that is busy posting on another thread will turn you in to the CL claiming that they couldn't copy the post because of the found error.

Wun Fur Thu Gipper! said...

Screen shot! Kingfish has admitted he's a smart ass!

Anonymous said...

Ssshhh! Don't tell anyone. Since a lot of those guys get promoted to "general" upon retirement you can't throw a rock without hitting one. Wouldn't want to break up that club.

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