Sheriff's office targets underage alcohol sales

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 12:58pm

The Caddo Sheriff's Office Youth Services Division conducted an operation Tuesday targeting businesses who sell alcohol to underage customers. Thirty-six businesses in Caddo Parish were checked for compliance with state laws. Summonses were issued at nine of the businesses, said Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator.

Receiving summonses were:

1) Karen Amber Cardin of Bivins, Texas, an employee of E-Z Mart, 201 South Pine Street in Vivian;

2) David Pavon Bommarthi of Bossier City, an employee of Elsie's Truck Stop, 7101 Hwy. 1 North in Shreveport;

3) Louise M. Clem of Shreveport, an employee of the Relay Station Truck Stop, 10281 LA Hwy. 1 South in Shreveport;

4) Aimee J. Cochran of Bethany, an employee of the Relay Station Truck Stop, 9110 Hwy. 79 in Greenwood;

5) Anna Mary Tackett of Bethany, an employee of S&A Truck Stop, 12300 Mansfield Road in Shreveport;

6) Bridget M. Lindsay of Keithville, an employee of The Derrick, 4782 Colquitt Road in Keithville;

7) Nashwan M. Gobah of Shreveport, an employee of JJJ Travel Plaza & Sonny's Corner Store, 8311 Springridge-Stateline Road in Keithville;

8) Howard M. Huckabee of Bethany, an employee of H&H Grocery, 9505 Springridge-Texas Stateline Road in Keithville; and

9) Crystal R. Thompson of Waskom, Texas, an employee of Stateline Sports Bar/J's Drive Thru Liquor, 11588 Hwy. 80 in Greenwood.

Sheriff Prator said his office is committed to keeping underage citizens and roadways safe by cracking down on businesses that take their responsibility regarding alcohol sales lightly. The Sheriff's Office routinely conducts compliance checks to deter underage alcohol sales, he said.

Earlier this month, the Caddo Parish Commission, which issues permits for alcohol sales, suspended the license of a Mooringsport business after repeated violations for selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21. Commissioners also demanded that store owners buy a cash register that will only allow patrons to buy if their birth date is entered.

From Caddo Sheriff's Office


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