5 Cochise Co. businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors - Tucson News Now

5 Cochise Co. businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Five businesses in Cochise County were cited by the Southeastern Arizona DUI Task Force during a Covert Underage Buyers (CUB) detail on Saturday, Aug. 20, according to a release from the city of Sierra Vista. 

The CUB detail was in cooperation with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control.  According to officials 32 businesses were targeted in Sierra Vista, Benson, Tombstone, Whetstone and Bisbee, based on previous enforcement of liquor violations, complaints from the public, and several other factors.  
The task force consisted of four teams made up of officers with the Sierra Vista Police Department, deputies with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, and CUBs, underage volunteers who attempt to purchase alcohol. 

Businesses cited for selling to the CUBs were: 

  • Conoco Gas Station - 101 Ruppe Ave., Bisbee    
  • Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant - 1 Howell Ave., Bisbee                   
  • Four Deuces Saloon - 101 S. 3rd Street, Tombstone                    
  • Shell Gas Station - 2222 N. Hwy 90, Whetstone                     
  • Giant Shell Gas Station  - 104 E. 4th Street, Benson 

The remaining businesses acted appropriately by checking the CUB’s identification card, which clearly indicated he or she was under 21. 

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