Anne Arundel County police say they have identified 13 businesses that have sold alcohol to minors. The investigation was part of 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.
According to police, the following businesses allegedly did sell alcohol to minors:
- Turner Liquors, Pasadena
- Frank's Den, Glen Burnie
- John's General Store, Pasadena
- Northway Liquors, Millersville
- The Wine Box, Odenton
- Arundel Mills Wine and Spirits, Hanover
- Staples Corner Liquors, Crofton
- Ye Olde Farm Spirits, Severn
- Jackie's Liquors, Maryland City
- Village Wine and Spirits, Gambrills
- The Place Liquor Store, Odenton
- The Place, Odenton
- Hops and Vines, Odenton
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.