Pilot, Seven Others Fail May Alcohol Sting

PCSD: Eight Stores Fail Compliance

Stephen L. Deweese
Stephen L. Deweese

Eight of Putnam County’s convenience stores sold alcohol to a minor, according to the following May 17th, 2017 news release by Putnam County Sheriff Stephen L. “Steve” Deweese:

“During May, The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducted underage compliance checks on convenience stores throughout Putnam County. Out of the 22 establishments visited… 8 sold to underage operative, over a 36% buy rate. Citations were issued to all salesclerks selling alcohol to underage by The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. A good example of state and local law enforcement agencies working together to reduce underage drinking during prom and graduation season in Putnam County.”

** Funding was provided by The Governor’s Highway Safety Program**

Establishments in NON-COMPLIANCE

  • Smoker Friendly #8, Scott Depot
  • Little General Store # 5100, Hurricane
  • Big Kmart # 3724, Scott Depot
  • Fruth Pharmacy, Scott Depot
  • Speedway # 9384, Culloden
  • Pilot Travel Centers # 243, Nitro
  • Rock Branch Exxon, Poca
  • Sheetz # 433, Hurricane

The following clerks were cited:

  • Smoker Friendly # 8 –Teays Valley – Jennifer Lacy, from Scott Depot, 42 YOA
  • Big Kmart-Scott Depot – Haley Dillon, from Hurricane, 19 YOA
  • Fruth-Scott Depot – Delencey Galven, from Hurricane, 19 YOA
  • Speedway #9389, US 60 – Tori Tincher, from Hurricane, 21 YOA
  • Little General Store #5100, US 60 – Lisa Smith, from Hurricane, 46 YOA
  • Nitro Pilot – Jessica Sadler, from Cross Lanes, 26 YOA
  • Rock Branch Exxon – Cassandra Thornton, from Nitro, 35 YOA
  • Sheetz-Hurricane – Kayla Neace, from Culloden, 20 YOA

Establishments in COMPLIANCE

  • One Stop # 8135, Nitro
  • Go Mart # 25, Hurricane
  • Walmart 4277 ( Fuel convenience store), Hurricane
  • Walmart # 4277 Supercenter, Hurricane
  • Little General # 5102
  • Rite Aid # 4731, Hurricane
  • Walgreen’s # 12678, Hurricane
  • Speedway # 9352, Scott Depot
  • Sheetz # 494, Scott Depot
  • Speedway # 9233, Nitro
  • Dollar General # 2092, Nitro
  • Dollar General # 612, Hurricane
  • Rite Aid # 966, Hurricane
  • Kroger # 784, Scott Depot

PutnamCountyNews.com thanks these stores, and the clerks, and encourages everyone to support these businesses who are protecting our children.