Bowen said the informant carried his real ID with him during the undercover buys. “It’s not a fake, it’s a real ID.”
The chief continued, “What’s most disappointing is that five actually asked for ID and still sold it to him. That part of it is disappointing.
Even though one-fourth of the total number of stores reportedly did not comply by checking IDs and selling beer to someone under the age of 21, Bowen said “That’s still not where we want it.” He added,
“It’s unfortunate that they do this. We don’t want someone to get out and get hurt” by driving to a store, purchasing beer, becoming intoxicated and then getting in an accident that could cause injury or even death.
“We will be forwarding this to the (Lebanon) Beer Board,” the chief said. The Beer Board usually deals the issue of underage beer sales on a case-by-case basis and can, if members feel the action is warranted, suspend a store’s license to sell for a period of time. The loss of revenue from beer sales is often more than what a store owner would lose by paying a fine, Bowen added.
Bowen the following subjects were issued citations for the Sale of Alcohol under 21. Also included are the stores where the underage beer sales reportedly occurred:
· Justin Hawkins, 29, of 1030 Lindsley Road, Lebanon; Tobacco Shoppe, 803 East Baddour Pkwy.· Patel Deineshkvmar, 56, of 3334 Greenspoint Drive Clarksville; Square One Market, 201 West Main Street· Gerges Banod, 39, of 2926 Anderson Road, Nashville; One Stop Market, 725 York Street· Breanna Gann, 29, of 107 North Tarver, Lebanon; Quick Stop, 506 A West Main Street· Adel Adbmelmaseh, 35, of 379 Millwood Drive, Nashville; Geri’s Market, 638 Leeville Pike· Ricardo Davis, 31, of 272 Trousdale Ferry Pike, Lebanon; Tobacco Shoppe, 803 East Baddour Pkwy.
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