OLYMPIA – Six businesses in Spokane County passed a compliance check and one business in Colbert failed a compliance check conducted by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). On Oct. 8, 2015, officers checked seven businesses for sales/service of alcohol or cannabis to minors.
The business was cited for selling alcohol to a minor 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:
- Whitley Oil #5, 23312 N Hwy 395, Colbert WA
Businesses that did not sell alcohol or cannabis to a minor:
- Deer Park Chevron, 1100 S Main St, Deer Park WA
- Express Mart, 115 E Crawford, Deer Park WA
- Bob Mart, 1501 E Crawford, Deer Park WA
- Levi’s Mini Mkt, 109 W 4th St, Deer Park WA
- Loon Lake Self Service, 3937 Gardenspot Rd, Loon Lake WA
- Loon Lake Exxon, 3938 Hwy 292, Loon Lake WA
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.