Dozens of Durham Store Employees Cited for Selling Underage Alcohol

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – In a sting operation, the Durham Police Department and N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) handed out thirty-one citations to store employees in Durham who sold alcohol to minors.

Authorities visited 110 establishments on the night of July 17 and instructed minors participating in the sting to attempt to buy alcohol. If the store employee asked for identification, the minor would give their actual North Carolina ID.

Minors were able to successfully buy alcohol at thirty-one locations and employees at 9 of the thirty-one establishments asked for identification but still sold the alcohol, police say.

Police say employees were cited at the following locations:

• Kroger, 5116 N. Roxboro St.
• Food Lion, 3808 Guess Road
• Joy Food Mart, 2109 N. Roxboro St.
• CVS Store #7047, 3573 Hillsborough Road
• Li Ming Global Market, 3400 Westgate Drive
• Kangaroo Express Store #3780, 3321 state Route 55
• CVS Store #4391, 1845 Martin Luther King Parkway
• G and R Tobacco, 4400 N. Roxboro St.
• Bull McCabes 427 W. Main St.
• Exxon Cruziers Store #16, 4706 state Route 55
• Sheetz Store #398, 3021 S. Miami Blvd.
• Federal, 914 W. Main St.
• Outback Steakhouse, 3500 Mt. Moriah Road
• Bobs BP, 308 S. Alston Ave.
• Kroger, 3420 Southwest Durham Drive
• Triangle Mini Mart, 4003 Fayetteville St.
• Exxon Cruisers, 2716 Guess Road
• Circle K, 100 Woodcroft Pkwy
• Food Lion, 2930 W. Main St.
• Big Apple Food Mart, 1505 Holloway St.
• The Saucy Crab, 4020 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.
• Exxon Cruizers, 4706 Apex Highway 55
• Colonial Village Family Tree, 2110 N. Roxboro St.
• Wilco Hess, 803 E. Geet St.
• Bragtown Shell, 3615 N. Roxboro St.
• Panaderia Y Pasteleria, 2022 Chapel Hill Road
• Caroco, 3700 Fayetteville St.
• One Hop Food Mart, 2021 Guess Road

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