Hendry County, Clewiston Police and ABT In Underage Alcohol Enforcement Sweep
LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry County Sheriff's Office, Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco and Clewiston Police Department teamed up Friday, March 12, 2010 for an enforcement sweep in Hendry County targeting the sale of alcohol to minors.
The sweep operation included compliance checks of 18 local commercial establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages in Hendry County. Of the 18 establishments checked, five were found to be in violation, and five individuals were arrested.
Friday's operation was the result of a continued effort on the part of Hendry County Sheriff's Office to continue to curb the sale of alcohol to minors.
Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden stated, ''I am very pleased with the vast majority of our commercial partners that are responsible businesses that refuse to sell alcohol to minors.''
The Hendry County Sheriff's Office urges all individuals to report the illegal sale of alcohol to law enforcement. Violations within the unincorporated areas of Hendry County can be reported to the Hendry County Sheriff's Office at either 674-5600 or 885-5000 or within the city limits of Clewiston call 983-1474.
The sting operation brought arrests of those alleged to have been selling alcohol to minors at the following locations:
Gator Bait Pub, 17070 E. State Road 80 at the Pioneer Plantation intersection where April Britt was arested by HCSO and transported to the Hendry County Jail and charged with selling alcohol to a minor. Britt released on $500 bond.
Primetime Shell Gas Station, 750 Hickpoochee, Labelle where Susanne Evenson was arrested by HCSO and transported to the Hendry County Jail and charged with selling alcohol to minor. Evenson was released on a $500 bond.
Super Stop Gas Station, 642 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston where Sandro Cordova was arrested by ABT and issued a criminal notice to appear for selling alcohol to a minor.
Tiki Bar 920 E. Del Monte Ave., Clewiston, where Angela Lancaster was arrested by ABT and issued a criminal notice to appear for selling alcohol to a minor
La Fiesta Bar 721 E. Sugarland Hwy., Clewiston where Maria Alfrado was arrested by Clewiston P.D. and issued a criminal notice to appear in Court for selling alcohol to a minor.
Commercial establishments that were checked and did not sell to a minor include:
Merit Shell Station at 1830 S. State Road 28, LaBelle, Florida
Patson's Beverage - 216 South Main Street, LaBelle, Florida
Rick's Mini-Mart - 4050 N.E. Eucalyptus Blvd., LaBelle, Florida
Handy Food Store #85 - 1400 N. River Road, LaBelle, Florida
Handy Food Store - North, 200 Old C.R.78, LaBelle, Florida
Handy Food Store, South - 1040 South State Road 29, LaBelle, Florida, (24 hour store)
Valero's 101 N. Berner Road, Clewiston
Suzy B Liquors 210 W. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston
Shamrock - 641 E. Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston
Quick Stop 1020 S. WC Owens Ave, Clewiston
Stop n' Shop 721 E. El Paso Ave., Clewiston,
Brenda's Place 107 N. Francisco Street, Clewiston