Stores in Odenton, Severn and Gambrills have been identified as having sold alcohol to minors, following a crackdown by Anne Arundel County police.
Police say they have identified a total of 13 businesses following a two-month operation intended to reduce the number of businesses that are non-compliant with alcohol sales laws.
Police used minors to attempt to purchase alcohol at 47 businesses in the county, 34 of which properly asked to see identification and refused to make the sales.
Included on the list are the Hops and Vines store in Piney Orchard, the Wine Box on Annapolis Road, both the store and bar known as The Place, on Telegraph Road.
Ye Old Farm Spirits in Severn and Village Wine and Spirits in Gambrills also made the list.
According to police, the following businesses allegedly did sell alcohol to minors:
- The Place Liquor Store, Odenton
- The Place, Odenton
- Hops and Vines, Odenton
- The Wine Box, Odenton
- Ye Olde Farm Spirits, Severn
- Village Wine and Spirits, Gambrills
- Arundel Mills Wine and Spirits, Hanover
- Turner Liquors, Pasadena
- Frank's Den, Glen Burnie
- John's General Store, Pasadena
- Northway Liquors, Millersville
- Staples Corner Liquors, Crofton
- Jackie's Liquors, Maryland City
Police are following up on alleged violators, and the 13 businesses could face fines or even closure.
In addition to the business sales, officers increased surveillance in the parking lots of the businesses, resulting in several arrests for alcohol possession offenses, drug offenses and warrants.
Operation Selective Alcohol Violation Enforcement (SAVE) was funded by a grant from the Anne Arundel County Health Department.