October 23 the Livingston County Sheriff's Office and Midland Empire Alcohol Taskforce worked on a grant overtime project to help determine if any businesses in Livingston County are in need of training and/or any employees are supplying alcohol to minors.
Many area businesses were checked by officers sending in an underage person that appears to be well under 21 years of age to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverage. In all only two locations sold the minor intoxicants and both suspects did not ask for identification.
A 46 year old Utica resident was cited in the area of Business 36 and Washington Street for Supply Liquor to a Minor.
A 19 year old Chillicothe resident was cited in the 1200 block of Washington for Supply Liquor to a Minor.
Our goal is to educate people on the legal requirements and we hope to offer training with the task force and Liquor Control to help the businesses and employees not provide alcohol to minors. The overtime for the LCSO on this project is paid for through grant monies and there was no cost involved with the county.
Sheriff Steve Cox