OLYMPIA – One business in Pomeroy failed a compliance check conducted by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). On October 22, 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:
- Tonia’s Cafe, 1412 Main St, Pomeroy
Businesses that did not sell alcohol or cannabis to a minor:
- Greenfield Company, 728 6th St, Clarkston
- Canna4life, 721 6th St, Clarkston
- P F Express, 1390 Main St, Pomeroy
- Pomeroy Brew Pub, 870 W Main St, Pomeroy
- Cheney Trading Company, 4 E Cheney Spokane Rd, Cheney
- Cenex Zip Trip #20, 4017 S Cheney Spokane Rd, Spokane
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.