On Friday, the Special Investigations Division conducted an operation checking businesses that sell alcohol in the Middle Keys. Ten businesses were checked including restaurants, convenience stores and bars. Four of the businesses served alcohol to minors during our investigations. The four people were given notices to appear before a Monroe County Judge.
The following are a list of the Business, and suspects who sold the alcohol:
Citgo, 11001 Overseas Highway Marathon. Attendant – Mohammed Khurshed Alam, DOB 02/23/67. This is the second offense for this location in 3 months.
Walgreens Liquor store, 10870 Overseas Highway Marathon. Attendant – Karen L. Askew DOB 10/01/56.
Fairway Market, 3896 Overseas Highway Marathon.Attendant – Mohammed Shiraj Hossain DOB 01/02/50.
Tom Thumb, 5515 Overseas Highway Marathon. Attendant – Britney Alexander Spivey Dixion DOB 10/07/89.
The Sale Clerk violations are punishable by up to 60 days in jail, a $500 fine, $235 in court costs, $75 in cost of prosecution, and $40 in cost of investigation.
The Licensee Violations are:
1st offense $1000 fine and 7 day suspension
2nd offense $3000 fine and 30 day suspension
3rd offense Revocation of license.
The remaining business checked, were in compliance with the law.
This operation was conducted in cooperation with the Monroe County Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community.