Employees charged with selling alcohol to minors

MANATEE - Employees at six convenience and liquor stores in the county were charged with selling alcohol to minors following an investigation.

Saturday the SID Tactical Unit conducted an underage drinking operation from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. using two underage informants who went to convenience stores and liquor stores throughout the county to purchase alcohol. A total of 70 establishments were checked.

Employees at six were charged with selling/serving alcohol to minors.

The following stores at employees who were charged: the Mobil station on State Road 64 East, the Circle K on 53rd Avenue East, the 7-Eleven on Pearl Avenue, Cottage Mini Mart on 26th Street West, the Winn Dixie on Cortez Road and the BP at 5900 Cortez Road W.