by Lisa Tome
A Maryland State Police cadet was out at local liquor serving establishments on February 7-8 doing compliance checks.
The cadet, who was under age 21, attempted to purchase alcohol.
On February 7, in 14 checks, six businesses were found to be non-compliant. On February 8, in 10 checks, five were found to be non-compliant.
Actions against those who didn't comply with the laws will be discussed next week. Earl Bradford, Chief Inspector for the Cecil County Liquor Board, said that on March 26, the board will meet and determine actions to be taken.
February 7 violations:
An underage minor police cadet was used for the checks.
Beverage Outpost, 221 West Main Street, Rising Sun was determined to be non-compliant when the establishment was checked at 4:45 p.m.
The police cadet attempted to purchase Shock Top Honey Crisp Apple Wheat.
Police said the cadet was carded and the alcohol was sold to him.
State Line Liquors, 1610 Elkton Road, Elkton was determined to be non-compliant at 6:30 p.m.
The cadet purchased a six pack of Budweiser cans without being asked for identification.
Cut Rate Liquors, Bridge Street, Elkton, was determined to be non compliant at 8:50 p.m. The cadet purchased a six pack of Angry Orchard and a 750 ml bottle of vodka. The cadet presented identification and the alcohol was sold to him.
At 9:10 p.m. Olive Garden, 304 E. Pulaski Highway, Elkton.
The cadet was served a bottle of Bud Light beer after providing identification.
Ruby Tuesday, 312 E. Pulaski Highway, Elkton. At 9:30 p.m. the cadet provided identification and was served a bottle of Bud Light.
Hurricane Grille and Wings, 801 East Pulaski Highway, Elkton. At 9:50 p.m., the cadet provided identification and was served a Bud Light bottle.
On February 7, the following businesses were found to be in compliance: Liquor World of North East, Howards Market of North East, Cooper's Market and Deli of Elkton, 7-11 Pulaski Highway, Elkton, Caps and Corks of Elkton, Free State Discount Liquors of Elkton, Vlamis of Elkton, Plaza Tapatia of Elkton.
February 8 violations
An underage minor, police cadet was also doing compliance checks.
Johnston's Discount Liquors at 1170 Rock Springs Road, Conowingo checked identification when the cadet attempted to purchase a six pack of Redd's Apple Ale at 4:30 p.m. The alcohol was sold to the cadet.
D'Lorenzo's Pizza, 15 South Main Street, Port Deposit, served the cadet without asking for identification at 5:30 p.m.
Johnny's Sushi House, 5412 Pulaski Highway, Perryville, served the cadet a Bud Light at 6:45 p.m. after checking identification.
Minihane's Irish Pub, 101 West Main Street, Elkton, served the cadet a Bud Light bottle after checking identification at 9:15 p.m.
Pat's Pizzeria at 224 South Bridge Street, Elkton, served the cadet a bottle of Bud Light after checking his identification.
On February 8, the following businesses were found to be in compliance: Jumbo Jimmy's Crab Shack of Port Deposit, Hollywood Casino of Perryville, Stop & Go Market of North East, Weaver's Liquors of North East, Hotel Liquors of Elkton