Police: 13 Boone businesses sold alcohol to minor

Police: 13 Boone businesses sold alcohol to minor

Police: 13 Boone businesses sold alcohol to minor

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 3:13 PM

BOONE, N.C. -- In the second round of compliance checks this year, Boone Police say 13 businesses sold alcohol to a minor.

In the first round of alcohol compliance checks in July and August, Boone Police say 16-percent of businesses checked sold to minors; this time around, authorities say that number grew to 24-percent.

"Unfortunately, in spite of previous enforcement efforts and education efforts we had more establishments fail the test this time. Obviously, bars had the worst results with some bars failing the test last time and this time. This is simply unacceptable and we are terribly disappointed, particularly with some of the bars," said Dana Crawford, Boone chief of police. "We will continue our efforts, and the ABC Commission will be notified of the violations. We would like to thank the majority of the businesses who conduct their alcohol sales responsibly. We would also like to thank our community partner WYN for their continued support, and the Department of Public Safety for joining our effort to help keep our community safe. We still remember young people like Tyler Blalock, who died in our community and work to prevent further tragedies."

Below are the establishments who police say sold alcohol to a minor, and the employee charged in connection with the sting:

Wilco Hess
1256 Blowing Rock Road
Dakota Rae Russell, 19
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Kangaroo
1220 West King Street
Rex Daniel McQueen, 60
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Wilco Hess
2702 Highway 105 South
Justin Travis Shepard, 26
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Ingles
2575 Highway 105 South
Kelsey Nicole Green, 19
Will be charged with selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Kangaroo
2200 Highway 421 North
Oscar Earl Toliver, 62
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Walgreen's
2184 Blowing Rock Road
Megean Dollie Craig, 23
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Hunan's
214  Southgate Drive
Junxia Wang, 44
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Appalachian Brewery
163 Boone Creek Drive
Luke Wesley Danner, 24
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Parthenon
455 Blowing Rock Road
Holly Nicole Wright, 19
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Klondike Cafe
441 Blowing Rock Road
Micah Elizabeth Galloway, 22
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Macado's
539 West King Street
Tyler Steven Gordon, 22
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Murphy's Pub
747 West King Street
Kaycee Danielle Brown, 23
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

Galileo's
1087 West King Street
Emily Suzanne Dinkins, 23
Selling malt beverage to a person under 21

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