6 out of 14 local convenience stores sold alcohol to minors
Chattanooga police conducted age compliance checks at 14 local convenience stores.
The checks, done in partnership with the Hamilton County Coalition, were to ensure that underage teens couldn't illegally purchase alcohol.
The buyers, according to a news release from the Chattanooga police, used real IDs and were 18-19 year sold.
Fourteen stores were checked, and under-aged buyer was able to purchase alcoholic beverages from six of the locations.
Four of those six locations did not ask the buyers for age identification, according to CPD Communications Coordinator Kyle Miller.
These stores sold alcohol to the under-aged buyers:
- Big K located at 909 Dodson Avenue
- Ace Food Market located at 2100 E. Main Street
- Big Poppa's Quick Stop located at 4107 Dodds Avenue
- Nine Brothers located at 101 W. 38th Street
- Southside Market located at 202 W. 38th Street
- Kangaroo Express located at 3729 Tennessee Avenue
These stores did not sell to the under-aged buyers:
- C&S Market located at 1520 Dodson Avenue
- Smoke 1 located at 2101 McCallie Avenue
- Kankus Express located at 2115 Dodds Avenue
- Speed Mart located at 3100 Dodds Avenue
- Big Daddy's located at 3901 Dodds Avenue
- Sunshine Food Mart located at 4510 Rossville Avenue
- Mapco Express located at 100 W. 20th Street
- Kankus Market located at 1910 Market Street
Those stores in violation were cited, and are scheduled to appear before the Chattanooga Beer Board April 16, 2015 at 9:00am.