Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office: Maine Liquor Law Compliance
The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office conducted a “sting” Saturday to ensure local businesses are following Maine’s liquor laws.
Deputies partnered with a 19-year-old to confirm businesses asked the underage buyer for ID before making a purchase of alcoholic beverages.
The Sheriff’s Office said 3 out of 34 Central Aroostook businesses they checked were in violation.
Aroostook County Sheriff Shawn Gillen said:
While our goal is to achieve 100% compliance with the liquor laws, we feel that 31 out of 34 businesses in compliance is a success.
The 3 businesses in violation were issued administrative summonses to contact the State of Maine liquor licensing division.
These details are funded by grant money which is used to enforce underage drinking violations/ training and education in Aroostook County. Our main goal is to educate the public and work with businesses to achieve the common goal of voluntary compliance.