OLYMPIA – One business in Cheney failed a compliance check conducted by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). On October 21, 2015, officers checked seven businesses for sales/service of alcohol or cannabis to minors.
The business was cited for selling alcohol to investigative aides working with officers.
The WSLCB and local authorities regularly conduct compliance checks of area businesses licensed to sell alcohol or cannabis. These businesses include restaurants, grocery stores, liquor stores, neighborhood markets, taverns, wine bars and cannabis retail outlets. Compliance checks are proven tools to reduce the sale of restricted products to minors.
Investigative aides assist officers with compliance checks. These individuals are from 18 to 20 years old. They must either present their true identification or none at all if asked by a clerk.
Enforcement officers are empowered to issue Administrative Violation Notices to businesses that fail compliance checks. Fines or temporary license suspensions can be issued depending on the severity of the infraction or the frequency with which a business has been cited.
Businesses that sold alcohol to a minor:
- Food Mart #2, 2302 1st St, Cheney
Businesses that did not sell alcohol or cannabis to a minor:
- Maverik, 2827 1st St, Cheney
- Cheney Conoco, 2654 1st St, Cheney
- Pizza Hut, 2660 1st St, Cheney
- Taj Grocery, 1122 1st St, Cheney
- Mitchell’s, 116 W 1st St, Cheney
- Super Gas & Grocery, 630 W 1st St, Cheney
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s mission is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, tobacco and cannabis laws.