Alcohol checks conducted

On Sept. 28, the Special Investigations Division conducted an operation checking businesses that sell alcohol in the Middle Keys.

Eleven businesses were checked including restaurants, convenience stores and bars. Two of the businesses served alcohol to minors during our investigations. The two people who sold the alcohol were given notices to appear before a Monroe County Judge.

The Sales Clerk violations are up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine, $235 in court costs, $75 in cost of prosecution, and $40 in cost of investigation.

The Licensee Violations include:

  • 1st offense $1000 fine and 7 day suspension
  • 2nd offense $3000 fine and 30 day suspension
  • 3rd offense Revocation of license.

The remaining businesses checked, were in compliance with the law.

This operation was conducted in cooperation with the Monroe County Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community.

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