Panama City Cracks Down on Alcohol Sales to Minors

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
August 4, 2014

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- The Panama City area is cracking down on businesses that sell alcohol to minors.

The Panama City News Herald reports that more than 30 stores sold alcohol to underage customers during a major July sweep.

During the sweep, 18 and 19-year-old volunteers for the Bay County Sheriff's Office attempted to by alcohol without using identification at 87 convenience stores.

The sheriff's department says it decided to do the sweep after receiving complaints from parents about how easy it was for their underage children to buy alcohol in the area.

So far, 17 retailers have been adjudicated guilty on misdemeanor charges and fined $350 each.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms could pursue other fines or penalties against the owners of the businesses.


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