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McDowell County stores cited after selling alcohol to minors

Local - 1/15/2014 10:53 AM
WELCH - Three McDowell County stores were issued citations after they allegedly sold alcohol to minors.

According to Sheriff Martin West, out of the 16 stores visited, three sold alcohol to underage operatives.  That's a 18.75% buy rate.  Citations were discreetly issued to sales clerks of the stores in non-compliance.  All owners and management were notified and no problems happened during the checks. The McDowell County Sheriff's Department and West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration conducted the compliance checks on Friday.  Funding for the operation was provided by the Governor's Highway Safety Program.

Below is a list of stores visited in the under-age compliance check:

Non-Compliant:
- Cargo Oil Company, Rt. 52 North, Upland
- Legato's Supermarket, HC64 Box 417, Iaeger
- 3-Way Super Stop, Rt. 52 North, Iaeger

In-Compliance:
- Kwik-Serv Food Mart #1, 685 Stewart Street, Welch
- Kwik-Serv Food Mart #2, 13 Elkhorn Street, Welch
- Rite Aid Discount Pharmacy #1359, 781 Virginia Avenue, Welch
- Welch Bantam Market, 912 Virginia Avenue, Welch
- Dollar General Store #9156, 916 Virginia Avenue, Welch
- Wal-Mart Super-Center #3811, 61 Plaza Drive, Kimball
- Eller's Quick Stop, Rt. 52, Main Street, Keystone
- Kwik Serv, Roderfield
- Little General Store #5400, 1586 Mountaineer Highway, Bradshaw
- Dollar General Store #6173, Rt. 80 Lex Near Bradshaw, Avondale
- Newberry Food & Deli, HCR 293, Iaeger
- Dollar General Store #910, 5351 Coal Heritage Road, Iaeger
- Goodson's #1, US Route 52, Welch

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