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Underage Alcohol Operation Nets Five Charges
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Underage Alcohol Operation Nets Five Charges

From Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA:  An underage alcohol sales operation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Thursday night resulted in five sales clerks being charged with selling alcohol to under-aged customers. 
 
Members of the Community Resources Unit of the Sheriff’s Office visited nine stores with two underage volunteers.  They were able to complete alcohol purchases at four of those locations.  Two of the sales were completed at about the same time from two different clerks at the same location – the Giant Store at 1000 E. Main St. in Purcellville.   
 
Other stores which sold to the underage volunteers were the Bridge End Center (11161 Berlin Turnpike, Lovettsville), Liberty Gas (12842 Berlin Turnpike, Lovettsville) and the East End 7-11 (700 E. Main St., Purcellville).   
 
“This is a serious issue.  Those who sell alcohol to the under-aged endanger everyone’s health and safety,” said Sheriff Stephen Simpson, warning that there will be other sting operations in the future. 
 
The five clerks involved were each charged with one count of selling alcoholic beverages to a person less than 21 years of age, a Class 1 Misdemeanor.

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