Compliance check results: Ephrata and Quincy

OLYMPIA – Six businesses passed a compliance check and one business in Ephrata failed a compliance check conducted by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). On Oct. 1, 2015, officers checked seven businesses for sales/service of alcohol or marijuana to minors.

The business, Hawk Fuel, was cited for selling alcohol to a minor working with officers.

OLYMPIA – Six businesses passed a compliance check and one business in Ephrata failed a compliance check conducted by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB). On Oct. 1, 2015, officers checked seven businesses for sales/service of alcohol or marijuana to minors.

The business, Hawk Fuel, was cited for selling alcohol to a minor working with officers.

Compliance checks
The WSLCB and local authorities regularly conduct compliance checks of area businesses licensed to sell alcohol or marijuana. These businesses include restaurants, grocery stores, liquor stores, neighborhood markets, taverns, wine bars and marijuana 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:

  1. Hawk Fuel, 785 Basin St. NW, Ephrata

Businesses that did not sell alcohol or marijuana to a minor:

  1. Cannarail Station, 1448 Basin St. NW #A, Ephrata         
  2. Super Smoke and Beer, 858 Basin St SW #2, Ephrata
  3. Short Stop, 1154 Basin St SW,  Ephrata
  4. BJ’s Chukar Hills, 1352 Basin ST SW, Ephrata
  5. Tiger Paws,1750 Basin St. SW, Ephrata
  6. Jackpot Food Mart, 308 F ST SE, Quincy        

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 marijuana laws.
 

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