FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — An underage alcohol buy operation by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 10 had a surprising but positive outcome.
The primary purpose for this operation was to ensure all county ordinances and state laws are being followed in regard to the sale of alcoholic beverages, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Specifically, this operation was conducted to ensure that businesses that hold alcohol licenses in Forsyth County were not selling or furnishing alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21. The department visited 13 businesses in Forsyth County and said each business refused to sell alcohol to the underage buyer.
Those businesses included:
After each attempt and subsequent refusal, the deputies met with the clerk and store manager, according to Public Information Office Deputy Doug Rainwater.
“We explained the operation and expressed our gratitude for their commitment in keeping alcohol out of the hands of underage drinkers,” Rainwater said. “This is the first time in years we have had no business sell to an underage person during one of these operations. Thank you Forsyth County for being diligent.”