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ADDU: 11 of 18 stores in alcohol compliance check failed

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Maj. Bill Berry, left, and Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards stand next to a table of beer illegally purchased by minors during a sting operation. Eleven stores of the 18 approached now face possible charges after the recent underage alcohol sting.

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Maj. Bill Berry, left, and Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards stand next to a table of beer illegally purchased by minors during a sting operation. Eleven stores of the 18 approached now face possible charges after the recent underage alcohol sting.

ALBANY, Ga. — Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit officials say that 11 of 18 stores offered to sell alcohol to minors in an undercover compliance check.

The details of the bust will be made public at a 2:30 press conference today at the ADDU headquarters.

Documents obtained by the Herald and its media partner, WFXL Fox-31 TV Wednesday morning show that 61 percent of stores investigated sold to underage buyers.

The stores that the ADDU says sold alcohol to minors include:

  • Stop N Shop on the 700 block of Cordele Road.
  • Big E's Country Store on the 2100 block of Cordele Road.
  • Quickmart on the 3300 block of Sylvester Road.
  • Stop N Shop on the 2600 block of Sylvester Road.
  • Neighborhood Grocery on the 700 block of Johnson Road.
  • Radium Springs Food Mart on the 2500 block of Sylvester Road.
  • Stop and Shop on the 2200 block of Liberty Expressway
  • Grab N Go on the 5400 block of Newton Road
  • Stop Shop on the 1400 block of West Oakridge Drive.
  • Devi's on the 1400 block of Palmyra Road.
  • Quickway on the 800 block of North Jefferson Street.

Comments

MRKIA 1 year, 7 months ago

IF AT THIS PLANNED NEWS CONFERENCE THER IS NO ASSURANCE THAT ALL OF THE VIOLATORS WILL, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, PERMANENTLY LOSE THEIR LICENSE TO DO BUSINESS OR SELL ALCOHOL, THEN STOP WASTING EVERYONES TIME AND LET IT BECOME LEGAL TO SELL TO WHOMEVER THEY PLEASE.

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MRKIA 1 year, 7 months ago

THESE ADDRESSES APPEAR TO BE MOSTLY MARGINAL LOW INCOME, LOWER EXPECTATIONS NEIGHBORHOODS

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Nous_Defions 1 year, 7 months ago

What? ADDU didn't check any in NW Albany?

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jglass 1 year, 7 months ago

Present them with a hefty FINE!!!! It looks like the Herald only listed the 11 that sold to minors.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

No surprise that the stores in East Albany sold to minors.

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Bulldawg 1 year, 7 months ago

Now all of the underage drinkers in NW albany know where they can go to obtain alcohol.

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AuntieDee 1 year, 7 months ago

Just like ADDU to bypass the west side stores first. This their regular MO: check the east side, put it the newspaper and give the West side a warning and the time to clean up their acts. Typical!

The NW underage drinkers can stop on Westover Rd are Old Dawson rd and get the same deal, as usual. Better yet, they can ride to Lee County to get the liquor and the Meth.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

Bottom line is if the stores were not guilty of selling to minors they would have been cleared and had nothing to worry about. Don't hate the ADDU for doing their job, hate the stores who were guilty of selling to minors.

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AuntieDee 1 year, 7 months ago

Just like ADDU to bypass the west side stores first. This is their regular MO: check the east side, put it the newspaper and give the West side a warning and the time to clean up their acts. Typical!

The NW underage drinkers can stop any where over as usual to get their liquor. Better yet, they can ride to Lee County to get the liquor and the Meth.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 7 months ago

Never, ever, ever a comment finding fault with the factual results of a legal action like this when it involves a Certain Demographic......only allegations of racist motivations of the Enforcement branch involved which not only can you not see or prove, but which also includes a majority of the same Demographic who are trying their best to enforce the laws.

You and folks like you are really really pathetic AuntieDee! Really pathetic.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

Right on Sister, to people like Diddly Dee, it's always the fault of the police that the stores did wrong, no mention that the store was guilty for selling to minors. People are more concerned about crying racism than catching people in doing wrong. Don't do wrong in the first place and you don't need to worry about getting caught.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 7 months ago

And who says the other 7 stores (the not guilty ones) were not in the NW?

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 7 months ago

And who says the other 7 stores (the not guilty ones) were not in the NW?

I guess all the guilty store owners are AuntieDee's "Brothers in Christ"?

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

And besides if Diddly Dee had looked at the list He/She/It would have seen Newton Road, North Jefferson, Palmyra Road and west Oakridge. Correct me if I am wrong, but last time I checked these streets were not in East Albany, and like you say, perhaps the remaining 7 stores that passed were in NW Albany. Like I told Diddly Dee, don't hate the ADDU for doing their job, hate the stores for breaking the law.

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AuntieDee 1 year, 7 months ago

Look back at the post of your racist friends, MEKIA and VSU. I believe those t comments to have been racially motivated. And you of all people have the nerve to talk to me about racism. No one can be as pathetic, Chauvinistic, Xenophobic and as ignorant as you are. YOU are really the EPITOME of a Racist.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

Who is MEKIA? I don't see any posts written by MEKIA. My posts were not racially motivated, I don't even know who the store owners are, I don't keep track of who owns what. There are white people that live in East Albany, I didn't even mention race. I just mentioned stores in East Albany. To me that makes you out to be the true racist, because you just assume I was refering to black people. So are you saying all the East side stores are owned by non whites? If so, the same could be said about most of the stores on the west side. So basically who was the one person that even mentioned race? Hmmmmm, let me think......oh, I know....that would be you. Say hello to bubba for me.

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MRKIA 1 year, 7 months ago

SHE MEANS ME. LOOK FOR MY REPLY IF IT GETS POSTED.

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MRKIA 1 year, 7 months ago

ME? A RACIST? SAY IT AIN'T SO AUNTIE DEE. I HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT MAKES ME ALLERGIC TO BS'ERS, RACE CARD PLAYERS, FAKE PREACHERS, THOSE STILL CRYING ABOUT SLAVERY OR THE CIVIL WAR, RAPPERS WHO DENIGRATE THE BLACK RACE ECT...IN SHORT I'M ALLERGIC TO N-STUFF OF ANY COLOR OR CREED.

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NotVinceDooley 1 year, 7 months ago

This same story could have been written over 25 years ago. I don't think much has changed, probably the same 25 years before that.

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GeeGee 1 year, 7 months ago

Some of the stores like Woodalls on the west side have already been caught and most likely they nipped it in the bud. Many of the west side stores have been checked many times in the past, so do not discount them. Some of these stores have not been on the list before. They know it is against the law like gambling machines, but they do it anyway. The odds are in their favor, unless they close them down most will continue to sell to them

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jglass 1 year, 7 months ago

Who knows, they may have had tips on these particular stores and went ahead and got them out of the way first. Hit them hard in the pocket book!!!!!

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Thurman 1 year, 7 months ago

What you don't see, and will not see, are the stores who were checked and passed. Good news never makes a newspaper or TV article. I would feel better seeing the name of a store that was checked and passed and I would frequent that store more often than those who got caught. Maybe adding a list of store which were checked and passed would be nice.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

The news reported that there were complaints about alcohol being sold to minors, so therefore they sent a minor in to buy alcohol and they did not check his id. That one store owner said on TV that he didn't remember selling to a minor. Of course he didn't! He said it wasn't fair that they picked on him on his small struggling business. I guess you must be struggling if you are selling to minors. Get every dollar you can get legal or illegal. If you had followed the law, you would have had nothing to worry about. You are just mad because you got caught.

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erock 1 year, 7 months ago

Sounds like Auntiedee is running a shot house and her well is drying up.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

AuntieDee should change his/her/its name to AuntiePee. He/She/It is always pissed off at something.

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LoneCycler 1 year, 7 months ago

Not too long ago the clerks at the Neighborhood Grocery, 700 Johnson Road, in East Albany, were selling marijuana to anybody with the cash to buy it. Big story on the TV and in the Herald. Somebody should follow up on this. What is it these people don’t understand about our laws concerning alcohol and marijuana?

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 7 months ago

They don't give a Flying Firetruck about The Man's laws.

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TRUTH101 1 year, 7 months ago

LOL......... Are all of yall too stupid to realize the owners/employees of the stores are to blame????? It is hilarious how some blame the side of town and the citizens who live there....... ignorance is bliss......

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 7 months ago

All that was triggered by AuntieDee's stupid comments and insinuations.

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VSU 1 year, 7 months ago

Hey Truth, I know you are directing your comments to AuntieDee as she was the only one complaining about them picking on the east side, so when you say all of yall are too stupid, I know you mean AuntieDee right? Otherwise you are not paying attention to all the comments.

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