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Liquor board delays hearing Rocky's case

March 11, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County liquor officials will wait to hear the case of a Hagerstown pizza shop owner who is accused of selling alcohol to an underage police agent in January.

The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, commonly known as the liquor board, agreed Wednesday to delay the hearing of Frank J. Picone, 43, owner of Rocky's Pizza at 907 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

Picone faces accusations of failing to maintain order and selling alcohol to an underage person at Rocky's on Jan. 9 at about 8:45 p.m.

On that night, an officer in plain clothes and an underage female went into the restaurant to conduct an alcohol compliance check. Police said the officer and the female each ordered french fries and a beer and were served.

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The Hagerstown Police Department alleged that after he was informed that a sale of alcohol had been made to an underage person, Picone shouted curses and scuffled with officers.

Picone was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing and hindering, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana, according to court records.

Liquor board treasurer Charles F. Mades said the date of Picone's hearing has not been set.

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