Local businesses refuse to sell alcohol/tobacco to minors.

We would like to express public gratitude to several local retailers for their efforts in reducing underage drinking/tobacco use in Travelers Rest.

As a member agency of the Greenville County Alcohol Enforcement Team, Officer Jennifer Stuber sent an undercover operative into several retail establishments on January 27 to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.  To sell to this person would have been a violation of law as this person is underage.   We are happy to report that nine businesses out of nine checked the operative’s ID and refused to complete the sale.  Those businesses are CVS, Dollar General, the Tasting Room, Copperhead Mountain Distillery, Rest Stop, Willis ABC, Exxon, Spinx, and Bi-Lo.

On the same day, another operative attempted to purchase tobacco products and was denied the sale at four businesses out of four.  These businesses are Rite Aid, Murphy USA, Walmart, and Walgreens.   Please congratulate these businesses in their diligence in ensuring that our youth do not have easy access to alcohol and/or tobacco in Travelers Rest.