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Seven local businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

Posted at 12:10 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 13:10:03-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — During compliance checks by Omaha Police, seven businesses in Douglas and Sarpy Counties were cited for selling alcohol to minors on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. In total, 147 businesses were checked.

Of the those seven businesses, NP Mart at 56th and Ames was the only repeat offender. The store could face two days of mandatory closure and and an additional suspension or fine if found guilty by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.

"Seven sales are seven too many," said Sgt. Alan Reyes with the Omaha Police Department. "Selling alcohol to underage youth is illegal, unhealthy and unacceptable. Each time we conduct these checks, we expect businesses to comply with the law, and we will work with them and the community to reach the goal of zero alcohol sales to minors in the future."

Overall, 7 percent of businesses checked in 2018 sold to minors, down from 10 percent in 2017.