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Six Collierville businesses caught selling alcohol to minors

Gurkins is one of six businesses that were caught selling beer to minors Gurkins is one of six businesses that were caught selling beer to minors

(WMC-TV) - Several Collierville businesses are facing hefty fines after they were caught selling alcohol to minors.

Six businesses in Collierville could face severe punishment or even lose their beer permits after police caught them selling alcohol to minors.

In August, Collierville police began sending minors into restaurants and stores to see if they could get away with buying beer.

Osaka Japanese Cuisine was one of two businesses that were caught selling to minors in a previous sting. Gurkins Grocery was the other.

The Cajun Catfish Company, Collierville C Stores, Chapultepec Mexican Restaurant, and the Exxon on Highway 72 were all cited for selling to minors.

Next week, all six restaurants and stores will have to plead their case to the beer board.

"I think it's important that the community knows that we're out here checking to make sure that underage kids are not able to go buy alcohol and beer in businesses here in Collierville," said Jeff Abeln, Collierville Police Department.

Each business could face up to $2,500 in fines. They could also have their beer permits suspended or revoked.

Some of the locations may have to pay additional fines because the person serving the alcohol to minors wasn't registered with the beer board.

Police want businesses to know that they are performing these checks year-round.

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