SCSO Cites Three For Selling Alcohol To a Minor

Three convenience store clerks in Stephens County are facing a citation for selling alcohol to a minor after a recent undercover operation.

According to Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley, his office and the N.C.I.S. Drug Team recently conducted the operation in an attempt to curb alcohol sales to minors in Stephens County.

Shirley said that 15 convenience stores received undercover visits from agents and a post certified deputy who is under the age of 21.

The sheriff said that out of those 15 stores, clerks at three of the stores sold to the underage agent. He went on to say that after the agent purchased the alcohol, the clerk received a citation for selling alcohol to a minor.

According to Shirley, the three stores with clerks cited were the old Bucks Store, the Royal Foods at the intersection of Highway 106 and the By-pass, and the Shell Mart at the Jeanette Jamieson Intersection.

The clerks will appear in Stephens County State Court for arraignment on the charges in April.