Underage Drinking Task Force Busts Sellers, Social Hosters

By: Safe Streets Coalition posted by Amanda Lanum
By: Safe Streets Coalition posted by Amanda Lanum

TOPEKA, Kan. -- Safe Streets in partnership with Alcoholic Beverage Control and Topeka Police Department announces the results of a law enforcement operation. On September 6, agents from Alcoholic Beverage Control and Topeka Police Department enforced underage drinking laws in Topeka/Shawnee County.

The purpose of the enforcement operations are to monitor and issue citations to people under 21 years of age in possession of and consuming alcohol, and to issue citations to people social hosting parties or furnishing alcohol to minors.
· Citations issued
§ 4 Furnishing Alcohol to Minor
§ 2 Administrative citations (Sale of alcohol to a minor)
TOTAL: 6 citations

The Agents conducted 20 controlled buys at Liquor Stores and CMB’s (Cereal Malt Beverage) licensees. Overall, the compliance rate was 80% that did not sale. Those 20% of Businesses that sold are:

· Phillips 66 Superstore 2121 SW Wanamaker
· Gas 4 Less 2855 SW Wanamaker
· Jac’s Liquor World 5200 W 21 St.
· Devlin Liquor Store 2850 SW Wanamaker

This Underage Drinking Task Force comprised of these Law Enforcement Agencies plans to run similar operations within Shawnee County over the next several months in order to lower the accessibility of alcohol to minors within Shawnee County.

You can report underage drinking parties anonymously by calling, texting or going online to Crime Stoppers - Rewards of up to $2,000 for anonymous tips.


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