September 30, 2013
Enfield Liquor Compliance Check Identifies One Store that Sold to Minor
HARTFORD, September 30 -- The Department of Consumer Protection is reporting the results of a liquor compliance check it conducted this past weekend.
“We congratulate the town of Enfield for a nearly perfect score on its most recent compliance check,” Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said. “These ongoing, undercover compliance operations help us to identify licensed or permitted locations that are selling alcoholic beverages to minors and bring them into compliance with the law.”
The Governor’s Prevention Partnership trains volunteer youth who participate in the undercover operations. If the youth are asked their age before making a liquor purchase, they hand over their actual ID and tell their true age.
On Saturday, September 28th, agents from the Liquor Control Division, a volunteer youth, and officers from the Enfield Police Department conducted compliance checks of all package stores and grocery stores that sell beer in the town of Enfield. Twenty-four (24) stores were tested for compliance. Of these, 23 stores passed by not selling to the undercover minor.
It is alleged that an employee of the Hazardville Package Store, 306 Hazard Avenue sold alcoholic liquor to the minor.
The establishment is charged with selling liquor to a minor and will be scheduled for an administrative hearing before the Liquor Control Commission, where it will have the opportunity to address the charges.
“We express our thanks to Police Chief Carl Sferrazza and the men and women of the Enfield Police force for their assistance, and to the Governor’s Prevention Partnership for its ongoing support of our efforts,” Rubenstein said.