May 7, 2015

Lower Keys Alcohol Coalition Checks

On May 5, 2015, The Sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit conducted an operation checking businesses that sell alcohol in the Lower Keys.  Nine businesses were checked including restaurants, convenience stores and bars.  One of the businesses served alcohol to a minor during the checks.  The clerk who sold the alcohol was issued a Notice to Appear before a Monroe County Judge. 

The following Business, and attendant sold the alcohol:
• Dion’s Quik Mart - 4908 Overseas Highway, Big Coppitt Key. Attendant: Angela M. Denbleyker, 47 years of age.  Notice to appear issued (NTA).

The Sale Clerk violations carry a penalty of up to 60 days in jail, a $500.00 fine, $235.00 in court costs, $75.00 in cost of prosecution, and $40.00 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 businesses 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.

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