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Over 30 local businesses cited for selling alcohol to a minor

10 businesses cited for underage alcohol sales
Posted at 8:27 PM, Apr 21, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Several local law enforcement agencies carried out alcohol compliance checks in Douglas and Sarpy counties earlier this month.

Authorities conducted checks at 357 businesses and cited 31 for selling alcohol to a minor.

Of the 31 businesses, they found that 42 percent did check for identification but 58 percent did not.

The checks were done on April 9-10 and April 16-17.

The compliance checks were part of Project Extra Mile, a statewide network of community partnerships in Nebraska working to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harms.

"These checks are critically important in keeping alcohol out of the hands of youth and preventing underage drinking tragedies like those we’ve seen in the Omaha area in recent years," said Chris Wagner of Project Extra Mile.

Participating agencies included the Bellevue Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the LaVista Police Department, the Omaha Police Department, the Papillion Police Department, the Ralston Police Department, and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office.

Full results of the compliance checks can be found below. The data can also be accessed by clicking here.

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