Tallahassee, Florida - 5-13
Members of the Tallahassee Police Department Community Policing Unit (COPPS) partnered with the State Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Wednesday evening, May 11th, for an alcohol sales enforcement operation. Officers and agents visited several locations throughout Tallahassee in response to complaints of sales of alcohol being made to persons under 21 years of age and conducted several random location checks. A person under 21 years of age was utilized to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages from the retail establishments during this operation. Three of nineteen businesses visited sold alcoholic beverages to the underage buyer. Those arrested were:
Yvonne Sigham Nsai, b/f, 5/28/74, was arrested at the Chevron at 416 E. Tennessee Street and charged with Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage to a Person Under 21 Years of Age.
Brett Andrew Bryan ,w/m, 5/9/85, was arrested at the Tomahawk Bar and Grill at 609 W. Tennessee Street and charged with Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage to a Person Under 21 Years of Age.
Leonora Nancy Rivera, b/f, 11/24/83, was arrested at Wal-Mart at 3535 Apalachee Parkway and charged with Sale of an Alcoholic Beverage to a Person Under 21 Years of Age.
The intent of this operation was to ensure those responsible for selling alcoholic beverages were checking ID’s to prevent selling to underage persons. Any retailer seeking additional information or employee training can call the State Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco at 922-9903.
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