Police: 15 businesses cited for selling alcohol to an underage man

Paducah police said an underage man was able to buy alcohol at 15 stores in Paducah and McCracken County during a police operation conducted Friday evening.

In a news release sent Tuesday, Paducah Police Capt. Brian Laird said the operation was “a proactive effort to prevent the sale of alcohol to our youth.” A man under the age of 21 assisted officers by attempting to buy alcoholic beverages at 26 businesses, entering some stores and using the drive-through lane at others. 

Eleven businesses didn’t sell the alcohol to the man. Among the 15 that did, police said employees at some stores asked for identification — which showed the man was under 21 — but continued with the sale. 

Selling alcoholic beverages to folks under the legal drinking age is a class B misdemeanor. During the operation, employees were cited at: 

Kentucky Tobacco Outlet – 3821 Hinkleville Road
Cigarettes for Less – 5408 Cairo Road
Smoke Shop – 1950 Lone Oak Road
AJ Liquor – 1000 North 13th St.
Pay N Pak – 2702 Jackson St.
StarMart – 2213 Bridge St.
Global Wine and Spirits – 4125 Clarks River Road
Fivestar – 1415 Lone Oak Road
Smoke Shop – 2300 North 8th St.
AJ Liquor – 717 South 6th St.
EZ Shop – 2008 Bridge St.
Pockets – 5104 Cairo Road
Spirit Shoppe – 2801 Lone Oak Road
Cheers Liquors – 5435 Cairo Road
Fivestar – 2600 HC Mathis Drive

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