Parish businesses refused to sell alcohol to minors

Published 4:05 pm Monday, December 19, 2022

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On Dec. 13, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted a juvenile underage drinking enforcement check of 11 Washington Parish businesses. Each of the businesses which were visited by an underage purchaser refused to sell alcohol to the minor.

Those businesses which refused to sell alcohol to the underage purchaser were:

* Town Crier, Franklinton
* Winn-Dixie, Franklinton
* Market Max, Franklinton
* Chevron on Washington Street, Franklinton
* Hackley Hill Store, Hackley
* JZ Quick Stop, Bogalusa
* Walgreens, Bogalusa
* CVS, Bogalusa
* Pumping Station, Bogalusa
* Highway 10 One Stop, Bogalusa
* Chevron on Sunset Drive, Bogalusa

“This is good news,” stated Sheriff Randy Seal. “Louisiana law specifically requires age identification for alcohol purchasers. It is gratifying to know that our parish businesses are doing their part to keep alcohol out of the hands of underage buyers. I congratulate our local businesses for enforcing the age limit and hope we never have to report any parish business for violating the age requirement for purchasing alcohol. We will be making additional checks during the holiday season.”