Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cleveland bars busted

Attorney Generalissimo Jim Hood issued the following statement. 


Local Cleveland Convenient Stores and Bars Receive 10 Total Citations for Selling Alcohol and Tobacco to Minors

Investigators with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Division recently teamed up with the Cleveland Police Department to conduct alcohol and beer compliance checks in Cleveland which resulted in the issuance of five citations for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors and five citations issued to minors in possession of alcohol.

“Retailers who choose to sell alcohol and tobacco to minors are sending a message to our youth that it is acceptable to break the law,” Attorney General Hood said. “This message not only promotes irresponsible consumption of alcohol to our minors, it also increases the number of our young ones who get behind the wheel after drinking. The lives of our children and loved ones are at risk whenever alcohol consumption and driving are mixed.”

In Cleveland on March 9, the following businesses received citations when checked for compliance on selling alcohol or tobacco to minors:

Z- MART 210 N. MLK Drive 3 VIOLATIONS

CLEVELAND GAS MART 309 E. Sunflower Road VIOLATION

SUPER SAVE #18 716 E. Sunflower Road VIOLATION

Five violations were issued at On The Rocks, 717 E. Sunflower Road, to five individuals for minor in possession of alcohol.

No violations were issued at the following businesses in Cleveland when checked for compliance on selling alcohol or tobacco to minors:


ANDY’S QUICK STOP 101 5TH Avenue

61 BEER & TOBACCO 420 North Davis Avenue

DODGES STORE 714 North Davis Avenue

HEY JOE’S 118 E. Sunflower Road

THE PICKLED OKRA 201 S. Sharpe Avenue


Attorney General Jim Hood and Cleveland Police Chief Charles "Buster" Bingham caution Cleveland retailers that illegally selling to minors will result in a stout fine to the State. If you are caught and continue to sell, you can lose your permit to sell and face a fine of $1,000-$2,000, and up to a year in jail.

“We would like to thank the Attorney General’s Office for their efforts in helping us with curtailing sales of alcohol and tobacco to underage individuals,” Chief Bingham said. “We will continue to target individuals who try to profit from sales of tobacco and especially alcohol to underage kids. I wish to thank the Attorney General’s Office and their investigators for all that they do for us. When we have called for assistance they have never failed to promptly come in and help us.”

“We appreciate the longstanding commitment and support of Chief Bingham and his department. They have been leaders and have fought on the front line with high vigilance against underage drinking, in this college town,” Attorney General Hood said. “Our office will continue to partner with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as we all remain dedicated to protecting our youth from the harmful effects tobacco and alcohol use can have in our communities.”

The Attorney General’s Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Division provides training for staff and management of any retail establishment which sells alcohol. Attorney General Hood urges business owners and managers to contact the office and ask for on-site training.

“Our investigators conduct retail training to educate and train owners and employees in proper identification of underage youth as well as state laws governing the sale of alcohol and tobacco products,” Attorney General Hood said. “We recognize that proper training of clerks is an important component in reducing the availability of age restricted products to minors.”

During the past fiscal year, the Attorney General’s Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Unit has conducted more than 6,600 alcohol compliance checks with a 3.12% buy rate across the state. Additionally, the division conducted 223 retailer training sessions with 475 retailer clerks in attendance. To request training for your establishment, contact the Attorney General's Office at 601.359.3680, and ask for the Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Unit.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I bartended at a restaurant in college we were slow and had a door guy who handed out wristbands to the 21+ patrons due to an acoustic band that night. Older guy in a suit and a woman in business dress and laptop bag come up to bar, set up like they are going to go over sales reports or something and order a drink. They both got wristbands from the doorman. Luckily the owner of the bar chatted with them while I sold them beers. She went to bathroom and BOOM the badges walk in and issue me a ticket. I said no way she was under 21 and said "I want to see her ID." He simply said, you had your chance to ask for it!!! It was one heck of a setup.


Anonymous said...

So the AG Office has a division that conducts the same tasks as MS Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC)?

Anonymous said...

Hood always goes after the heavy hitters.

Anonymous said...

Old enough to be drafted, but god forbid they have a beer.

Anonymous said...

I defended a liquor store that sold a pint to a 19 year old who was 6 foot 4 inches with a full, thick beard, with a very deep voice. Cops had caught him DUI and "persuaded" him to cooperate in the "sting".

To my surprise the municipal judge threw the case out.

Hood needs to find something to do up there in Houston.

Anonymous said...

The alcohol & tobacco unit at the AGs Office was formed when Mike Moore was the attorney general.

Anonymous said...

ABC is too busy protecting giant distributors and big beer from the home brewers.

Anonymous said...

Boy, y'all beat all I have ever seen!!! Complain because he's working and would be complaining if he closed this division due to budget cuts.

Darvin R. Howard said...

Age 19 and over should be able to buy/consume 3.2 beer. Keep wine/hard liquor at 21.

Chris Hansen said...

Nothing like our government working big to small.

Anonymous said...

Cleveland has always had a hard on for underage drinking, or anything drinking related. At one time officer Dudley was getting these awards for most DUI's in the US or some BS. Had people afraid to hop on a bike after rinsing with Listerine. It's Cleveland, and I love the town, but you're going to drink...there's not much else to do. There has to be some kind of monetary kick back to the city going on. Lots of "non tax paying citizens" in town.

Anonymous said...

Gotta watch out for them convenient stores.

Anonymous said...

Nice header on the press release. "Convenient stores."

What a moron.

And people think this douchebag is gonna run for governor.

Yeah.

Of Whoop Juice & Pink Buildings said...

This big government, blue law anti-everything crap needs to go. We need to "streamline" government and get rid of the ABC and force all counties in Mississippi to adhere to a uniform set of rules regarding the sale of alcohol. That just makes too much sense, though.

The prohibition-era mob had a better handle on free market capitalism than our government does. Let that sink in---we were better off under mob rule than this travesty of American, statist regulation.

The government is merely a protection racket these days--a 20 trillion dollar protection racket at that and counting. (Everybody grab some popcorn to see if we go for bust this round of budget negotiations). The only good thing about watching regulatory violins play while Rome burns is that eventually we won't be able to fund this crap. Yeehaw! What did our ancestors do and how did they survive life without all of these nanny state government intrusions? Oh my, the horrors.

Otis Campbell.. said...

So far we have posters bitching about the drinking age and those claiming they served people who sorta appeared to be of drinking age. The damned law is what it is, you morons.

Anonymous said...

I can walk around with a gun on my belt but get a ticket for walking around with a beer in my hand.

What a place to live.

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