LCSO arrests seven in underage alcohol sales operation

| June 30, 2016

 

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LOWNDES CO. – Last week, detectives with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office conducted an underage alcohol sales operation after receiving citizen complaints of high school age children buying alcohol.

During this operation, deputies visited forty retail store locations that sell alcohol and in seven of these locations, the detectives observed an employee sell alcohol to an underage person.

These employees were identified and warrants were taken for their arrest for the sale of alcohol to a minor.

On Wednesday, each of the persons turned themselves into the Lowndes County Jail and have since been released on bond.

The following individuals were charged with furnishing alcohol to a person under 21, reports stated:

Nilesh Patel
Nilesh Pramodbha Patel, 31
Food Mart
7215 Lakes Boulevard, Lake Park
Patel Mitulkumar
Mitulkumar Mahendrabhai Patel, 31

Safeco
4460 Shiloh Road, Valdosta
Patel Mayur
Mayur Kumar Kiritbhai Patel, 22

Quick Mart
1111 Lakes Boulevard, Lake Park
Patel Ketankumar
Ketankumar Jayantibhai Patel, 31
RJ’s Food Mart
7415 Georgia Highway 376, Lake Park
Griner Amber
Amber Nicole Griner, 19

Little River Groceries
8235 Georgia Highway 122, Hahira
Mehta Yogeshbhai
Yogeshbhai Vasantbhai Mehta, 55

Stop N Go
1319 South Patterson Street, Valdosta
Warraich Mohammad
Mohammad Aran Warriach, 50

Big Foot Travel Center
1311 Georgia Highway 122, Hahira

“This is just one part of our continued efforts to reduce underage alcohol consumption and prevent traffic fatalities involving our young people. Although we are encouraged that only seven of the businesses sold to a minor, we will continue to conduct these operations at random intervals. Our youth are to important not to,” said Sheriff Chris Prine.

Sheriff Prine also encouraged anyone with information about suspicious or illegal activities to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (229) 671-2950; or anonymous tips can be provided at (229) 671-2985 or on-line at www.lowndessheriff.com. The Sheriff’s Office is also accessible on Facebook.

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4 Comments on "LCSO arrests seven in underage alcohol sales operation"

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  1. Rex Reed says:

    They used a 20 year old female.

    • j says:

      Sounds like entrapment

    • Erin west says:

      This is entrapment. They used somebody that was a female and was only two days younger then the age of 21. This is absolutely ridiculous some of those men could’ve made an honest mistake that could’ve been made by anyone of us. And for that mistake they getting their pictures everywhere making them look like criminals. Some of these people very respected members
      Of the community.

  2. Ya snooze, ya lose. Or is that, booze? Oh well, whatever. I wants me some ice cream.