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Five businesses stung in alcohol sales check

Staff Reports

Five businesses out of 28 checked earlier this month sold alcohol to a minor during a sting.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office regularly checks businesses with liquor licenses to determine if they’re being compliant with state law with reference to alcohol sales to minors.

According to Nevada law, it’s illegal to sell or furnish alcohol to a person under the age of 21 years, and it is a misdemeanor punishable up to six months and or a $1,000 fine. The business may face sanctions, including loss of its liquor license.

The following businesses successfully passed the alcohol compliance check.

Johnson Lane Store

PJ’s Liquor

Silver City RV Park


Trader Joe’s

Rite Aid

Chili’s Restaurant

AM/PM Gardnerville

J M Mini Mart/Minden

7-11 on Kimmerling

Sierra Market

Raley’s grocery store

Holbrook Mini-Mart

Nevada Trading Company

AM/PM Minden

7-11 on Riverview

Dollar General Store

Wal-Mart on Grant Ave

Topaz Lodge

Ranchos Liquor

Topaz Lodge Chevron gas station

J M Market /Ranchos

Smith’s grocery store

The following businesses did not pass the compliance checks and citations were issued to the individual employees.

Wal-Mart north county


World Market

Grocery Outlet

Lucky Discount Liquor