Four Berlin stores caught selling alcohol to minor

Published on Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:54
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - Town police conducted compliance checks at nine businesses that sell alcoholic beverages on Dec. 29. Four of them were caught selling alcohol to a minor.

Failing the compliance checks were: C&C Wine & Spirits, 1207 Farmington Ave.; Berlin Spirits, 118 Mill St.; Berlin Convenience & Deli, 831 Mill St.; and Turnpike Wine, 1943 Berlin Turnpike.

Employees responsible for conducting the illegal transactions were issued misdemeanor summonses for violating Connecticut General Statute 30-86(b)(1), concerning sale/delivery of alcohol to a minor, according to a press release from Deputy Chief Chris Ciuci.

They also received a Law Enforcement Referral to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Liquor Control Division.

The five businesses that refused to sell the minor alcohol were One Stop Store/Berlin Mini Mart, 164 New Britain Road; Top Shelf Liquors, 300 New Britain Road; Super Stop & Shop, 1135 Farmington Ave.; Wine Merchants, 717 Berlin Turnpike; and M&M Discount Wine & Spirits, 22 Chamberlain Highway.

“The Berlin Police Department will continue to conduct these compliance checks and if anyone has information concerning Berlin businesses selling alcohol to underage persons you can contact us at 860-828-7080 or via the crime tip link on our website ,” wrote Ciuci in the release.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:54. Updated: Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:56.