7 Chattanooga stores nabbed in beer sting

7 Chattanooga stores nabbed in beer sting

November 19th, 2010 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Seven Chattanooga convenience stores sold beer to minors during a compliance check Thursday by the Chattanooga police and Hamilton County Anti-Drug Coalition, according to a news release.

Police spokeswoman Jerri Weary said an underage buyer went into 29 local convenience stores to try to buy beer. Clerks in 22 stores checked the buyer's ID and refused the sale. The buyer was able to purchase beer in seven stores.

Representatives of those stores will appear in front of the Chattanooga Beer Board on the violation, Weary said.

Eagles Food mart, 5902 Shallowford Road

Gene's, 4901 Bonny Oaks Drive

Kanku's Express, 4408 Highway 58

Okie Dokie Mart, 1900 Roanoke Ave.

Sandy's Mini Market, 2400 Glass St.

Sunrise Market, 5924 Brainerd Road

Tobacco King, 4736 Highway 58.