The Gwinnett County Police Department conducts regular compliance check sweeps of alcohol establishments to assure that employees are properly checking IDs and preventing sales to underage youth. Alcohol retailers play an essential role in reducing teen access to alcohol. Through proper training of their employees, the teens can’t buy alcohol from their stores, and they can serve as a source of information to reduce the possibility that alcohol legally sold to an adult does not end up in a teenager’s hands.
The compliance checks involve youth under the age of 21, ordering an alcoholic drink at an restaurant and/or attempting to buy alcohol at a licensed establishment. In the past three months, January – March, twenty one establishments were checked in unincorporated Lawrenceville. The compliance rate during this time was 70%, which means that 7 out of 21 retailers sold alcohol to the underage decoy.
We thank the following alcohol establishments which did NOT sell alcohol to the decoy:
Walgreens, 6590 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville
Food Mart, 3083 Breckenridge Blvd, #200, Lawrenceville
Chevron Food Mart, 2120 Duluth Hwy, Lawrenceville
Texaco, 2920 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville
Shell Food Mart, 901 Oakland Rd., Lawrenceville
BK One Stop, 2429 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
Citgo, 3125 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
Chevron Kwik Stop, 1850 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
Food Mart, 2411 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
Gulf, 3046 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
Oakland Food Mart, 2339 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
St. Marlowe Convenience, 2346 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
Wingstop Ste #J, 3059 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
QuickTrip, 3747 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville
It is their commitment to training of their employees and their policies that prevented the underage sales of alcohol. We salute YOU!
Guide Inc. (Gwinnett United in Drug Education) and Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human services collaborate with Gwinnett County Police Department in these prevention activities because we care about young people in our community and want to keep them safe and healthy.
GUIDE, Inc. is a substance abuse prevention agency serving Gwinnett County since 1986. To find out more about us, please connect with us at guidegti.wordpress.com.