Two Carson City businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Two Carson City business failed an “Alcohol Sale to Minors Compliance Check” on Wednesday conducted by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies checked 27 business and two — Capital City Liquor, 1511 N. Carson St., and Westside Pour House, 110 W. Telegraph St., failed the check.

The check was completed by the Sheriff’s Office Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Team and consisted of two deputies and one underage decoy. The decoy was sent into businesses using his/her actual identification. The decoy then attempted to purchase alcohol from an employee.

EUDL routinely conducts these checks to ensure businesses are not selling or serving alcohol to minors.

The Sheriff’s Office also conducts “server training education” in cooperation with Partnership Carson City to local businesses. We encourage our local businesses to send employees to these training sessions. To enroll in the next class contact Linda Lang at 775-882-6674.

The result of employees selling alcohol to a minor is a citation with a fine of $642 and a requirement they attend server training. For the business it is a $100 fine on the first violation.

A second violation carries a fine of $500, and a third violation is $1,500 with the business owner being required to appear before the Carson City Liquor Board. A decision by the board could potentially lead to a loss of the businesses liquor license.


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