28 restaurants, bars and convenience stories in Monroe, West Monroe cited for underage sales


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MONROE, Louisiana — A total of 28 restaurants, bars and convenience stories in Monroe and West Monroe were found to have sold alcohol and tobacco to minors during recent compliance checks of 173 businesses.

Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control agents issued a total of 30 administrative citations and 12 criminal summonses. Administrative hearings will be held on the violations. The businesses and servers face penalties ranging from fines between $500 and $25,000 up to suspension or revocation of their alcoholic beverage permits.

ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert tells The News-Star (http://tnsne.ws/1k7aVoI) there were about 5,000 compliance checks statewide during the latest wave. He said roughly 15 percent were cited.

Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

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