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Accused liquor clerks are served summonses

October 25, 2000

Accused liquor clerks are served summonses



By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer


Six employees accused of selling alcohol to underage Maryland State Police cadets earlier this month have been served with criminal summonses.

Facing possible penalties in Washington County District Court for selling the alcohol are:

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Kelly Theresa Doerr, 30, of 103 Cumberland St., Clear Spring, selling at Joy's Packaged Liquors, 16509B National Pike.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Linda Sue Lloyd, 48, of 16413 Shaffer Road, Sharpsburg, selling at Ralph and Maria's, 13726 Pennsylvania Ave.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Vera Hannelore Leisinger, 54, of 6F Milestone Garden Apts., Williamsport, selling at Deer Park Lodge, 21614 National Pike, Boonsboro.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Chad Christopher Evans, 22, of 785 Eastside Drive, Greencastle, Pa., selling at the Colonial Restaurant and Lounge, 14130 Pennsylvania Ave.

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Nina Marie Guy, 18, of 4712 Mt. Briar Road, Keedysville, selling at Battleview Market, 5331 Sharpsburg Pike, Sharpsburg.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Judith Ann Folks, 28, Shepherdstown, W.Va., selling at Sharpsburg General Store, 208 S. Church St., Sharpsburg.

Two of the establishments - Battleview and Sharpsburg General Store - were caught a year ago in a similar sting. In those instances, different clerks were charged, police said.

A recent three-day sweep of more than 50 Washington County establishments that sell liquor led to the charges of selling alcohol to underage cadets.

Maryland State Police Trooper 1st Class Michael Potter said the six people who allegedly sold the alcohol will appear in court in November and December.

The penalty for a conviction on the charge is up to two years in jail and/or a $1,000 fine, according to Maryland law.

The six establishments where liquor was sold to the cadets could face action by the Board of License Commissioners of Washington County, better known as the liquor board.

Potter said the procedure is to send underage police cadets into establishments to get alcohol and take it to the counter for purchase.

Each had his own driver's license with a correct date of birth showing he was under age 21, Potter said.

"If asked for their age, they were told not to lie," Potter said.

In five of the establishments that sold to the underage cadets, Potter said identification was shown and the sale was made.

Only one place didn't ask for identification before selling, Potter said.

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