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ABC reports high numbers of liquor sales to minors in county

The Kansas Department of Alcohol Beverage Control conducted a sting in Barton County last Saturday to ascertain whether minors are being carded to prevent sales of alcohol. Out of the 14 businesses tested, four of them sold alcohol to an underage buyer.
The noncompliance rate in Great Bend was 42.8 percent, and in Barton County, 28.5 percent.
The Barton County Alcohol and Drug Prevention Task Force was dismayed with the results. “We’ve gotten lackadaisical,” said CynDee Christiansen, member of the Task Force.
Both clerks and businesses face fines and legal consequences for liquor sales to minors. No ...

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