Six Kershaw County businesses have been cited for selling beer to minors following a Kerhsaw County Sheriff’s Office undercover operation.
“Underage individuals, acting under the direction of the Sheriff’s Office, attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages from 26 locations in Kershaw County that were licensed to sell alcohol,” Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said.
Police say citations were given to the Kangaroo Station on Main Street in Elgin; Tuckers Country Store on Springvale Road in Ridgeway; BP Station on Wylie and West DeKalb Streets in Camden; Hot Spot on Jefferson Davis Highway in East Camden; Kangaroo Station at Mill and East DeKalb Street in Camden; and Kangaroo Station on Sumter Highway in Camden.
“In each of the 26 attempts to purchase alcoholic beverages, the underage person, when asked, presented their legitimate identification, which clearly showed them to be under the age of 21,” Matthews said.
Matthews said the fine against the clerk who sold the alcohol is $672.50, and the administrative fine against the store’s license is $500 for a first offense. The fine is $1,000 for a second offense and $1,500 with suspension of the beer and wine license for up to 45 days for a third offense.