Police cite 6 Bartlesville clerks for unlawful alcohol sales

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Bartlesville police on Tuesday used citations to remind some area stores that the sale of alcohol under the age of 21 is against Oklahoma state law and Bartlesville ordinance.

They issued citations to the businesses following a compliance check conducted that evening when officers sent a 19-year-old with proper identification to the stores to buy beer.

According to police, six clerks at different stores in the city sold beer to the 19-year-old — five of those clerks after having asked to see the identification, one clerk after not asking for identification.

When 2NEWS asked Bartlesville Police Cpt. Jay Hastings which stores failed the compliance test, he refused to name them saying only that some were convenience stores.

"Several times throughout the year we do (checks) kind of randomly," he said, saying though patrol officers check for compliance regularly.

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