COVINGTON, Tenn – The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office recently completed an undercover alcohol compliance check operation. The operation stemmed from complaints of liquor and beer being sold to minors in Tipton County establishments. The Criminal Investigation Division Narcotics Unit and agents with the Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC) collaborated during the operation which began in October 2015.
On 08 April 2016 investigators concluded the operation. There are four (4) establishments which hold a valid beer license in Tipton County and none of which possess liquor licenses. Locations and employees cited during the operation were:
Leo’s Bar located at 4904 Highway 51 in Brighton – Employee Tiffany Cross was cited for 2 counts of Unlawful Sale of Alcoholic Beverages and owner, Leon Cross was cited for 3 counts of Unlawful Sale of Alcoholic Beverages. Tiffany was cited for serving beer to persons under the age of 21 on two separate occasions. Leon was cited for serving liquor on three separate occasions.
Someplace Else Bar located at 2951 Highway 51 in Covington – Employee Jennifer McKelvey was cited for 2 counts of Unlawful Sale of Alcoholic Beverages and owner, Ginger Beloit was cited for Unlawful Sale of Alcoholic Beverages. Jennifer was cited for serving beer to persons under the age of 21 on two separate occasions. Ginger was cited for serving beer to person under the age of 21.
During the operation no violations were established at: John’s Boat Dock located at 478 Ballard Slough Road in Drummonds and Bab’s Place located at 2791 Wilkinsville Road in Drummonds.
Those cited during the operation are slated to appear in Tipton County General Sessions Court on 26 April 2016 at 9:30 AM. These results of the operation will be reported to the Tipton County Beer Board for the review of beer license regulations.
“The Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in the complaints received on liquor violations and increase in alcohol related traffic violations. We will continue to partner with the ABC in conducting these operations in all of the Tipton County establishments that sale beer to deter the unlawful sale of liquor, beer to those patrons who are underage and keep our roadways safe” said Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley.