South Carolina

Two Kershaw County businesses cited for selling beer to minors

Two Kershaw County businesses were cited recently for selling beer to underage shoppers who were working as part of an uncover operation, officials say.

Gate gas station at the intersection of W. DeKalb Street and Springdale Drive in Camden and Tucker’s Country Store on Springvale Road in Ridgeway both received citations for selling to minors, officials with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released Wednesday.

The undercover operations were conducted June 12 and 17.

Under the direction of the sheriff’s office, the underage shoppers attempted to purchase alcoholic beverages from 30 locations licensed to sell alcohol in Kershaw County. In each of the attempts, the shopper, when asked, presented legitimate identification that showed them to be under 21.

The fine levied against the clerk who sold the alcohol is $672.50 and will be heard in magistrate’s court. The administrative fine against the store’s license is $500 for the first offense, $1000 for the second offense and $1500 for the third offense with suspension of the store’s license for up to 45 days.

Mindy Lucas