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December 19, 2014

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Weekend sting nets six Henderson businesses for selling liquor to minors

Six Henderson businesses failed alcohol compliance checks over the weekend.

Henderson Police conducted checks at local convenience stores, supermarkets and liquor shops to ensure they weren't selling alcoholic beverages to minors.

Officers from the Community Relations Unit with the assistance of underage volunteers checked 71 Henderson businesses. The vast majority of businesses — 65 — did not sell alcohol to the underage child.

However, six businesses failed the check in violation of municipal laws prohibiting the distribution of alcoholic beverages to minors.

The businesses that failed were:

• Albertsons, 2650 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway

• Smith’s, 830 S. Boulder Highway

• Food 4 Less, 1301 S. Boulder Highway

• Green Valley Grocery, 10980 S. Eastern Ave.

• Get N Go, 3061 St. Rose Parkway

• Terrible Herbst, 10530 S. Eastern Ave.

Clerks were issued a citation for serving alcohol to minors and face a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. Owners and managers of a business that fails a second or third time can be issued a citation as well, and could face the revocation of their business license.

The Horizon Ridge Albertsons location also failed a compliance check in December 2011.

Each of the businesses that failed this weekend’s checks will be rechecked again in the future, according to Henderson Police.

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  1. "The vast majority of businesses -- 65 -- did not sell alcohol to the underage child."

    How old was this "child"? Twelve? Or were they a teen of sixteen or seventeen? Or an underage adult of nineteen or twenty?