THOMASVILLE — During a 30-day Thomasville Police Department undercover operation, 13 businesses violated the City of Thomasville alcoholic beverage license ordinance, according to Police Chief Troy Rich.
An underage mystery shopper, a local resident, visited 63 businesses — including convenience stores, restaurants and supermarkets — that hold the licenses. At 13 of the businesses, the mystery shopper was not asked for identification to ensure the individual was 21, the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages in Georgia.
2020欧冠名单If the mystery shopper was asked for his age and an ID, he was to answer that he did not have an ID with him, said Maj. Wade Glover, TPD public information officer. The individual should have been refused service.
2020欧冠名单"All they have to do is ask for an ID," Glover said.
2020欧冠名单Businesses found in violation are:
2020欧冠名单• Rose City Liquors
• Carrol Hill Package
• Shop and Go
• Three Oaks Liquor
• Paulie's Pizza
• Ruby Tuesday
• Bowling alley
2020欧冠名单• Outlet Package
"It is unfortunate these 13 establishments served alcohol to a person under the age of 21," Chief Rich said. "I am sure management trains their staff to ensure they are in compliance with the city ordinance and state law, but unfortunately they cannot be present every time a sale of alcohol is made."
2020欧冠名单The mystery shopper does not carry an ID, so the sale should never be made. If the mystery shopper is asked for his age, he must tell the truth.
2020欧冠名单"There are no tricks with this program," Rich said.
2020欧冠名单Transactions were videotaped and supervised by an undercover police officer.
Rich will write letters of thanks to businesses that did not sell to the mystery shopper.
Individuals who did not ask the mystery shopper for an ID or his age were charged with furnishing an alcohol beverage to a minor. The cases will be disposed of in Thomasville Municipal Court.
2020欧冠名单Owners of the businesses that violated the law will go before Thomasville City Council for a hearing. Possible penalties are fines and/or a businesses' alcoholic beverage license being suspended, Glover said.
Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820