The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration in conjunction with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department recently conducted an underage compliance sweep of Jackson County businesses.
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bryan Varney, with the assistance of a volunteer under the legal drinking age, visited 30 establishments in Jackson County. Out of the 30 establishments visited, only two failed to be in compliance, by serving or selling alcohol to a minor.
Deputy Varney issued citations to the two businesses who failed the compliance check.
Establishments in compliance included: Round House, Evans; Trailer Bar, Ripley; Love’s Travel Stop’s # 378, Ripley; Fairplain Yacht Club, Ripley; Boomers Hot Spot, Ripley; Sorella Ristorante, Ripley; Fruth Pharmacy, Ripley; Par Mar # 126, Ripley; Maka Mia Pizza and Subs, Ripley; Wal-Mart # 1450, Ripley; Linda Lou’s, Ripley; Cozumel Mexican Restaurant, Ripley; Sheetz # 584, Ripley; Las Trancas, Ripley; Kroger # 708, Ripley; Pizza Hut, Ripley; Marathon 77, Ripley; Ripley Duchess, Ripley; West Virginia Café, Ripley; Boomer’s Hot Spot, Ripley; VFW Post 5501, Ripley; Boomer’s Hot Spot North, Ripley; B&T’s Hot Spot, Ravenswood; Dawg Pound, Ravenswood; West Virginia Café, Ravenswood; Par Mar # 9 515, Ravenswood; Dollar General, Ravenswood; and The Fire Pit, Millwood.
According to Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Ross Mellinger, the sweep proved to be successful and no problems occurred during the compliance checks.
“Only having to issue two citations out of the 30 businesses checked, I consider that to be somewhat of a bright spot for the county,” Mellinger said.