6 Durant stores cited for selling beer to minors

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

DURANT, Okla. -- Six liquor stores in Durant have been busted after Durant Police conducted routine compliance checks Monday night.

Liquor stores busted include:

Jerry’s Corner, 729 N 1st Ave

Love’s Country Store, 524 W Main St

Love’s Country Store, 1223 N 1st Ave

The C Store, 1201 N Washington

Jerry’s Drive Thru, 1300 N 1st Ave

Truck Stop #5, 3302 N Washington

The underage participants were sent into 24 stores across the city, and officials say six of them sold beer to them.

Citations were handed out to each of those who sold the alcohol.

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  • by me Location: dooorant on Nov 28, 2007 at 09:22 PM
    Some of the stores that are repeat offenders will have their license revoked
  • by me Location: howe on Nov 2, 2007 at 12:59 AM
    WOOOHOO!!! Way to go Durant Police!!! It is nice to hear that someone is doing their job!!! All of these stores need to be shut down and the employee that sold to the minors needs to face some kind of charges!!!!
  • by P. U. Nethgil Location: Sherman on Nov 1, 2007 at 10:16 PM
    Citations.....yeah right, citations. They pay a fine, pinky-swear to be good, and keep on doing it. If revocation of license is not a penalty, it needs to be made one.
  • by mom of three Location: pottsboro on Nov 1, 2007 at 08:06 AM
    I have children attending Pottsboro schools. We have lost several students and recent graduates in car accidents. Not all of them were alcohol related, but some were. Selling alcohol to minors is a serious offense, and could lead to the death of these kids, and of other people meeting them on the highway. These stores should be shut down. It's time for the parents in our communities to take a stance on underage drinking, and punish anyone who supplies these kids with alcohol. It's our jobs, as parents, to keep our children safe. Our children deserve to live their lives. I, for one, want to see my children graduate high school, go to college, get married, have children of their own, and live wonderful lives. I don't want to see any one of my children's lives end early because they made a bad decision when they were 16 or 17 years old. Some of these kids don't get a second chance at life, and I don't believe these store owners should get a second chance either, SHUT THEM DOWN!!!
  • by concerned parent on Nov 1, 2007 at 06:33 AM
    Why aren't the fines more harsh for the persons (who are selling to underage kids) & the stores. It is a license & considered to be a privilage to sell such items. Why isn't the license revoked? Isn't it a misdeminor to "contribute to the deliquency of a minor". What other charges should they be facing?
  • by Garry Location: Bryan County on Nov 1, 2007 at 06:33 AM
    As a parent of a teenager and a former Bryan County law enforcement officer I commend the Durant Police Department for continuing the checks. In 1984 we checked every convenience and liquor store in Bryan, Atoka and Coal counties. All liquor stores and all but two convenience stores sold to our 16 year old agent! Six months later we tried again and only 7 sold. The pressure must be continuing and the penalties applied if we want our children protected. Enforcement efforts of this type are often criticized but are absolutely necessary.
  • by Opinionated Location: Texoma on Oct 31, 2007 at 02:46 PM
    Stores that get busted for selling to minors after a first offense should lose their liquor license. There is another store in Bryan County that has been selling to minors for years, he doubles the price because he KNOWS he's selling to kids and has not been shut down yet.
  • by citizen Location: durant on Oct 31, 2007 at 12:01 PM
    Most of these store are repeat offenders....They should not get to sell the alchol anymore.
  • by me Location: denison on Oct 31, 2007 at 11:57 AM
    Sneaky, sneaky.
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