Alleged underage sales discussed with tavern, store owners
The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, known as the liquor board, met with representatives from one Hagerstown tavern and two liquor stores Wednesday to discuss incidents in which employees are alleged to have sold alcohol to an underage liquor agent.
The sales occurred Oct. 11 and 14, Hagerstown Police Sgt. Kevin Simmers said.
The following businesses were charged with the illegal sale of alcohol to an underage person:
o Universal Liquors, 33 E. Franklin St.
o Central City Liquors, 401 W. Washington St.
o West End Tavern, 5 Nottingham Road
Each business could lose its liquor license and be ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, said Robert L. Everhart, liquor board chairman. Those penalties, which are the maximum, are rarely imposed.
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