The narcotics division of the Covington Police Department conducted an underage-alcohol-compliance check on several businesses on Friday, June 27.
Covington Police Chief Buddy Lewis said the purpose of this undercover operation was to ensure that local businesses are not selling alcoholic beverages to underage customers.
“This operation was a part of an ongoing effort of local law enforcement agencies in Tipton County and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Tipton County to monitor and eliminate the sale of alcohol to those who are too young to purchase alcoholic beverages,” Chief Lewis said.
The Covington Police Department checked a total of 11 businesses in Covington licensed to sell beer. The businesses checked are: Thrifty Mart, Exxon, Shell, Mapco, C-Town Mart, Fast Times, Midway #4, Bull Market, Chevron, Midway #2 and College Mart. All of these businesses were in compliance and did not sell any alcoholic beverages to an underage customer.
“I am very proud of the owners and employees of these businesses. The Anti-Drug Coalition of Tipton County, along with local law enforcement, has worked hard to make our citizens aware of the importance of keeping our youth safe and preventing underage drinking. The Covington Police Department will continue to monitor the Covington businesses to help ensure the safety of our citizens,” Chief Lewis said.