ATC Agents Issue Over 800 Citations During Summer Crackdown
The Louisiana Office Of Alcohol & Tobacco Control issued 821 citations during a Summer crackdown.
ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert. says,
"We are not satisfied with a 15% non-compliance rate, but the good news is that 85% did the right thing. There is nothing good that can come out of selling alcohol or tobacco to a minor and ATC will hold those that sold accountable."
Agents conducted some 5,474 compliance checks, and they issued 821 citations to businesses all across Louisiana including Acadiana.
There were dozens of citations issued to Acadiana businesses this summer.
Hebert says they will continue to crackdown on businesses that sell alcohol and tobacco to people who are underage.
This is the third time Hebert has ordered his agents to increase random compliance checks during the summer months.
What are the consequences to businesses and individuals who sell these products unlawfully?
Businesses and servers can face hefty fine, anywhere from $500.00 to $5,000.00.
These actions can also lead to a business or individual having their ability to sell the products suspended or even ended by termination of alcohol and/or tobacco permits.