ASHEBORO N.C. – The Asheboro Police Department has charged 7 individuals and businesses with selling alcohol to someone under the age of 21 after conducting compliance checks at several local restaurants.
According to several police reports from the Asheboro Police Department, their VICE unit along with agents from NC Alcohol Law Enforcement conducted undercover buys of alcohol using an underage operative over a three day span from Dec 6th through Dec 8th 2021. The operation was a part of the departments ABC Law Enforcement Service contract with the Asheboro ABC Board which states the department must conduct underage compliance checks at no less than 25% of ABC permitted businesses in the city each calendar year.
As a result of the operation 7 individuals were charged with Selling / Giving a Malt Beverage to a persons under 21 years of age. The businesses of Dodge City Steakhouse, Dollar General (NC Hwy 49), Una Mas, Chilli’s Bar & Grill, La Hacienda III, Don Julio’s, and San Filipe all received violations which are sent to the Asheboro ABC Board.
NC law prohibits the sale of alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 with punishments that can require up to 150 hours of community service and a $250 fine for a first offense. The individuals charged all received court dates in early February.