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Press Release -- Alcohol Sale Enforcement -- December 2019





Lee’s Summit, Mo. – On Saturday, December 21st, the Lee’s Summit Police Department conducted a liquor control “sting” operation within the city. The operation targeted retail establishments responsible for following municipal and state law regarding the sale of alcohol to minors.  A total of 30 retail locations were checked, with seven clerks/servers being cited for an illegal sale.

During the operation an underage decoy will enter the business and attempt to purchase alcohol while wearing recording equipment to verify actions of both the decoy and business clerk/server.  The business clerk/server plays an important role in preventing underage alcohol consumption by completing one task, verifying the age of the purchaser.  If the business clerk/server refuses to sell then management receives a letter congratulating them on the appropriate action of their employee. 

If an illegal sale is made a detective with the Special Investigative Unit will enter the business after the decoy exits and issue a citation for the sale of alcohol to a minor.  The clerk/server has the primary responsibility for verifying age which is why they receive the citation and not the business.  If repeated violations do occur at a particular business Missouri State Liquor Control may initiate disciplinary action against the businesses liquor license.   

Citations were issued to clerks/servers in the following locations:

1100 block NE Douglas St. – Temp Stop

900 block NE Colbern Rd. – Rush Hour

600 block SW Jefferson St. – BP

300 block SE M-291 Hwy. – Minit Mart

900 block SW Oldham Pkwy – 7-Eleven

300 block SE Douglas St. – Llywelyn’s Pub

100 block SE 3rd. St. – Brick’s Pub and Grub


The following locations refused to sell/serve the underage decoy:

1600 block NE Douglas St. – Phillips 66

800 block NE Woods Chapel Rd. – QuickTrip

800 block NE Lakewood Way – Pina Wine & Spirits

5000 block NE Lakewood Way – Minit Mart

1400 block NE M-291 Hwy. – QuickTrip

1100 block NE Rice Rd.  – Autotrac

900 block E. Langsford Rd. – HyVee Gas

100 block SE Todd George Pkwy. – Temp Stop

1800 block E Langsford Dr. – Casey’s General Store

200 block SE M-291 Hwy. – Liquor Houzz

800 block SE M-291 Hwy. – QuickTrip

1300 block SW Market St. – Raising The Bar Liquor

1300 block SW Market St. – Phillips Fuel Mart

100 block SW M-150 Hwy. – QuickTrip

1200 block SW Arborwalk Rd. – Meiner’s Market

3300 block SW 3rd. St. Longview Phillips 66

1200 block SW 3rd. St. – Hy-Vee Gas

300 block SW Ward Rd. – Rush Hour

1000 block SW Blue Pkwy. – QuickTrip

900 block NW Chipman Rd. – Presto Convenience Store

300 block SE 3rd. St. – Conoco Convenience Plus

200 block SE Grand Ave. – Cloud 9 Liquor & Tobacco

300 block SW Main St. – Konrad’s Kitchen


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