Area law enforcement officers recently completed an alcohol compliance check operation, recording a 6% non-compliance rate in Scotts Bluff County.
On November 6, nine officers from the Scottsbluff and Gering Police Departments collaborated to check 58 on and off-sale businesses throughout the cities of Scottsbluff and Gering with three selling to underage purchasers.
“Over the years, our agencies have remained committed to enforcing the underage drinking laws, and we intend to continue prioritizing such operations to protect the public from the consequences of underage drinking,” said Officer Robert Gleim of the Gering Police Department.
Route 26 Mart, Flyover Brewery and Big Bat’s were found noncompliant during the most recent enforcement effort. Reports regarding the businesses are forwarded to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission in Lincoln.
These compliance checks were made possible in whole or part, from federal or state funds received from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, Division of Behavioral Health of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Region 1 Behavioral Health Authority. Eight young people with an average age of 17 participated with law enforcement to conduct the checks.