Underage booze sales targeted in new stings

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – Retail workers beware, that youthful customer with a 30-pack of beer on the counter might be part of a new round of stings carried out by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

“An expected increase of activity on and around the San Marcos River, due to the return of many college students, has prompted the action by TABC’s Austin District,” said Captain Harry Nanos. “We want to do our part to make sure that the upcoming weekends, particularly the Labor Day weekend, are safe and enjoyable for our community.”

TABC agents have been visiting with store clerks to teach them the signs to look for when spotting minors trying buy booze.

Anyone caught in the stings could be charged with a crime. And, their employer faces punishment up to and including suspension of their license to sell alcohol.

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