MARION COUNTY — Five Marion County businesses and their clerks are facing possible charges after they reportedly sold alcohol to people under the age of 21 during sheriff’s department compliance checks of 20 businesses.
According to reports, Skipper’s Inn in Centralia, Blue Goose Liquor in Wamac, Biggie’s at Route 161 and I-57, Fast Stop in Patoka and the Iuka General Store all sold alcohol to minors involved in the compliance checks.
The sheriff’s department was joined in their efforts by local police departments in assisting the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in completing the compliance checks. An underage person was sent into each location to determine if they would sell to a minor.
The checks were completed randomly across the county, including Salem, Centralia, Wamac, Central City, Sandoval, Patoka, Walnut Hill, Kell, Junction City, Iuka, and Kinmundy.