ISP: 25 Illinois businesses caught in sting operation | WIBQ The talk station

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) – Twenty-five establishments in Clark, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland and Wayne counties were reportedly caught serving alcohol to minors.

Illinois State Police announced the results of a recent undercover investigation to determine whether local stores were selling alcohol to minors. Of the 65 establishments “interviewed,” 25 were reportedly caught allowing the sale of an alcoholic beverage to people under the legal drinking age.

ISP Criminal Investigations Zone 08 Commander Ryan Shoemaker said the operation is funded by IDOT and is aimed at preventing fatal accidents caused by drunk drivers.

“The ultimate goal is to enforce underage drinking laws and save lives through prevention
“Impaired driving accidents and fatalities,” Shoemaker said. “The ISP praises companies and their employees who do not sell alcohol to minors. This project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation.”

As a result of the operation, employees who were caught failing to comply with identification laws and selling alcohol to minors were charged with a Class A misdemeanor of unlawful delivery of alcoholic beverages to minors. The employees were then released with a notice to appear in court.

ISP provided the following list of operations and employees involved in the sting operation;

Company name, address, city Employee Name
1803 N. Food Mart
1803 N. Illinois Highway 1
Marshall, IL 62441
Eugene Bailey
B&L package liqueur
1701 E. Main Street
Olney, IL 62450
Cecil A. Seitzinger
The Bridgeport Liquor Locker Inc.
732 Judy Ave
Bridgeport, IL 62417
Duane A Tresise
Chavas Cantina & Grill LLC
5 Williamson Drive, Ste 200
Fairfield, IL 62837
Rosendo H. Galvin
Corner tavern & bistro
424 Archer Ave
Marshall, IL 62441
April N Colvin
Fairwind Gaming
907 15th Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Marcella A. Barrix
Fireside LLC
215 S. Whittle Ave
Olney, IL 62450
Callie P Barbee
Hello Bender's Inc.
103 S. Main Street
Sainte-Marie, IL 62459
Sandy J. Hartrich
Johnny Provolones
1306 N. Michigan Ave
Marshall, IL 62441
Haley J Washburn
KBJ liquor
2203 James St
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Sanjaykumar Patel
La Fuente II Mexican Restaurant LTD
1007 Commerce Drive
Fairfield, IL 62837
Rolondo Gil Hernandez
Lawrenceville Package Liquor Store
1210 Collins Ave
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Jesse L. LaBounty
Lonzo's place
805 County Highway 9
Sims, IL 62886
Cathy D. Goellner
Marshall Marathon
105 S Michigan Ave
Marshall, IL 62441
Matthew Bechert
Midtown Liquor and Tobacco Package
701 Robinson St
Wayne City, IL 62895
James E. Paddock
Mis Tres Potrillos Bar & Grill
211 S. West Street
Olney, IL 62450
Juan Jose' Gallegos Monreal
Moe's Package Liquor
117 S. 7th Street
Marshall, IL 62441
Sara Heightson
Off the pitch
810 12th Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Drew A Wilson
Pepper's Gaming Salon
1003 N. West Street, Ste A
Olney, IL 62420
Jennifer A McCleave
RK Party Supply
801 S. Whittle Ave
Olney, IL 62450
Mukundbhai Rambhai Patel
Rockstar Gaming Lounge
10741 Cherry Blvd
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Carol A. Leighty
Rooster Foods LLC
212 N Michigan Ave
Marshall, IL 62441
Stacey L Adams
Thelma and Louise's place
108 S. Van Buren Street
Newton, IL 62448
Dolly A. Hamilton
Town Talk Restaurant and Bar
101 S. Main Street
Sainte-Marie, IL 62459
Callie A Wright
The Vault Gaming Lounge in Olney
103 E. Market Street
Olney, IL 62450
Tyneal Lynda Bock

“The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law,” Shoemaker clarified.

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