13 businesses cited for selling booze to minors

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — In a joint operation to enforce the state’s alcohol sales and consumption law, 13 businesses were cited for violations of selling alcohol to minors.

On Aug. 20, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the Cumming Police Department conducted a joint operation to enforce state laws and ordinances to 44 businesses regarding the sales and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Of the 44 businesses checked, 13 were cited for violations of selling alcohol to minors, or 30 percent. Eight of which were also cited with city ordinance violations.

Three of the 13 businesses had to close for the night due to no employee on scene having an alcohol sales permit.

All 44 businesses checked during the operation were inside the city of Cumming.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office ordinance and permits unit conducts these operations frequently as part of an effort to reduce alcohol consumption among teens.

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