Local businesses refuse to sell alcohol to minors.

We would like to express public gratitude to several local retailers for their efforts in reducing underage drinking 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 June 1 to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.  To sell to this person would have been a violation of law as this person is underage.   We want to report that 9 businesses out of 11 checked the operative’s ID and refused to complete the sale.  Those businesses are Molinas, CVS, Sushi Yama, Hare and Field, Farmhouse Tacos, The Tasting Room, Whistle Stop, Swamp Rabbit Brewery, and Copperhead Mountain Distillery.

On the same day, another operative attempted to purchase tobacco products and was denied the sale at seven businesses out of seven.  These businesses are Walmart, Murphy USA, Walgreens, Dollar General, Willis #2, Spinx, and Bi-Lo.

Please congratulate these businesses for their diligence in ensuring that our youth do not have easy access to alcohol and/or tobacco in Travelers Rest.