Seven stores cited in liquor selling sting

Of the more than 30 establishments that were the subject of a liquor sting by law enforcement over the weekend, seven were cited with selling alcohol to minors, according to Grand Junction police.

In addition, local law enforcement, coupled with the Colorado Department of Revenue Liquor Enforcement Division, cited 15 people at two house parties for being minors in possession of alcohol.

Businesses cited with selling to an undercover officer are: Pizza Hut, 601 N. First St.; Jack Rabbit Liquor, 2681 Unaweep Ave.; Thunder Mountain Tavern, 2701 U.S. Highway 50; Hilltop Liquor, 1563 S. U.S. Highway 50; Pizza Hut, 1440 North Ave.; Roosters, 569 32 Road, Unit No. 14; and Trading Post Liquors, 2890 U.S. Highway 50.

Employees caught in the sting received summonses. Their respective businesses could face fines. Businesses that previously had been cited also could have their liquor licenses suspended for a time.


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