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4 selling alcohol to minors busted

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MEGAN GRAY

The Ellis County Press

ELLIS COUNTY – Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission partnered with the Ellis County Sheriffs Office, the Precinct 2, 3 and 4 constable offices to check into areas of local concern Friday, Dec.11.

Breaking up into three groups, the team responsible for checking to see if employees at businesses selling alcohol for off premise consumption were selling to minors reported that of the 19 retailers checked, only four employees sold to an

18-year-old.

Cases on the four employees are being referred to the County/District Attorney Joe Grubbs for prosecution.

"This is not the first time area law enforcement has joined together to enhance services to the public, said Sheriff Johnny Brown.

The other two teams; one checked into the areas of reported multiple thefts and burglaries and to assist the normally scheduled patrol units, while the other was in charge of doing spot checks in establishments serving alcohol.

Spot checks at the establishments selling alcohol for onsite consumption reported that no violations were found and appreciated the cooperation of each business checked.

The enhanced patrol team made several traffic stops and calls for service. At least one arrest was made for marijuana and a stolen vehicle from Farmers Branch was recovered.

"I really appreciate the area police chiefs and Department of Public Safety units that have participated in the past efforts and the agencies that worked last Friday[Dec.11]," said Brown.


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