Update – Undercover Operation Targets Sale of Alcohol to Underage Persons

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The Boone Police Department has continued conducting alcohol compliance checks throughout the Town of Boone to determine if establishments would provide alcohol to someone less than 21 years-of-age. Since August 8, 2013, eight businesses have been checked. At four of those businesses, an employee provided alcohol to an under aged person.

The businesses where an employee provided alcohol to an under aged person are:

• Char located on Howard Street
• Murphy’s Pub located on West King Street
• Klondike Cafe located on Hardin Street
• Town Tavern located on Faculty Street

Each of the following individuals was issued a citation for selling or providing alcohol to a person less than 21 years-of-age:

Zachary Kane Corsi – W/M – Sell Malt Beverage To Someone Less Than 21 Years-of-age
Tyler Alan Thornburgh – W/M – Sell Malt Beverage To Someone Less Than 21 Years-of-age
Brian Matthew Fry – W/M – Sell Malt Beverage To Someone Less Than 21 Years-of-age
Micah Elizabeth Galloway – W/F – Sell Malt Beverage To Someone Less Than 21 Years-of-age

This is a continuation of an enforcement effort made possible through a partnership between the Boone Police Department and the Western Youth Network. A total of 83 businesses have been checked with 16 of those businesses providing alcohol to someone under aged.

Compliance checks will continue throughout the fall at random times. Approximately one out of every five businesses checked provided alcohol to an under aged person. “The Boone Police Department encourages every business that sells alcohol to check identification and verify age every time. We were surprised by the number of establishments that failed to do so.” – Lt. Danny Houck

“I would like to commend the businesses and their employees who took the time to follow the rules and help keep our community safe.” – Chief of Police Dana Crawford

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