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Boonville police catch four businesses selling alcohol to minors during compliance check

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The Boonville Police Department conducted an alcohol sale compliance check at area businesses Saturday and found four businesses that sold alcohol to minors.

Those businesses are La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, The Palace, The Hotel Frederick and Casey’s North.

Officials say every other establishment licensed to sell intoxicating liquor within the city of Boonville was compliant.

Police issued Luis Gomez, Lindsay Shubin, Stuart Smith and Tialo Taylor summonses for supplying intoxicating liquor to a minor and given court dates.

The State of Missouri Dept of Public Safety’s Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Control will receive a report on the noncompliant businesses. It could issue written warnings, levy fines against non-complainant establishments and suspend or revoke an establishment’s state liquor license if an incident is warranted.

Officials say that in two instances where the minor was able to purchase alcohol, the employee of the establishment did not ask for any identification. In the other two cases, an employee asked for identification, was provided the minor's identification, and still sold liquor after review.

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Karl Wehmhoener


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