Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson says with school getting back into session this week, the department completed a compliance check for sales of alcohol to persons under the legal age.

Chief Gibson says,

"During this compliance check, our officers checked 17 local businesses for sales of alcohol by utilizing a person 16 years of age. The goal of this operation was to make sure that the business was checking identification and hopefully rejecting the sale. The person utilized, if requested by a clerk, presented the proper identification which showed him as a 16 year old person. The majority of the stores rejected the sale, which is our goal."

Three of the seventeen stores they checked did sell to the underage person.

Gibson says,

"The clerks for these stores have been cited and will face a court date. These businesses will also be put on watch and additional violations for sales to minors could lead to their license being revoked."

Clerks from the following stores were cited:

  • Korky's
  • Valero
  • South Crowley Truck Stop