Alcohol compliance checks of area liquor vendors found two business unlawfully sold alcohol to minors. The check was conducted earlier this month by the Warrensburg Police Department and the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety. Click to hear KMZU’s Jill Molloy talk with Alcohol Compliance Coordinator Officer John Harrington.

Audio: John Harrington

Press Release from the Warrensburg Police:

The Warrensburg Police Department and the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety conducted alcohol compliance checks of local businesses that possess a liquor license, February 6, 2011. The purpose of compliance checks is to assess the level of availability of alcohol to minors within the community and prevent the sale of alcohol to minors. Underage buyers, working under the supervision of local law enforcement, went into businesses that possesses a liquor license and attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages.

The following businesses did not sell to the under 21 aged minor(s) used in this set of compliance checks:

BILO, 410 East Young Street

Expressway’s, 221 East Young Street

Jerry’s One Stop, 712 South Maguire Street

Breaktime, 701 South Maguire Street

Quick Stop South, 801 East Hale Lake Road

Casey’s South, 1118 South Ridgeview Drive

Breakplace, 250 East Cooper Drive

Wal-Mart, 301 East Cooper Drive

Casey’s North, 602 East Young Street

Quick Stop, 312 North Maguire Street

The following business did sell to the underage minor(s)
Shelby’s, 303 North Maguire Street

Employee Amber Dawn Lester was arrested for 1 count of sale of alcohol to a minor.

Discount Smokes & Liquor, 501 North Maguire Street #B

Employee Jalal Mahir Oglu Mabiyev was arrested for 1 count of sale of alcohol to a minor.

Funding from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Formula Grants Program administered by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Missouri Department of Public Safety assists in making this joint department effort possible.