Alcohol Sting/Business Compliance Checks


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 05/02/11
Contact: Officer Eddy Azcárate / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Business Compliance

 Alcohol Sting/Business Compliance Checks

                On Thursday, April 28, officers of the Franconia District Station, along with a member of the Traffic Safety Services Unit, conducted ABC business compliance checks at several locations within the Franconia Police District. This undercover operation is part of the ongoing business compliance enforcement campaign. Fairfax County police cadets, who are all under 21 years of age, dressed in plain clothes and attempted to purchase alcohol from ABC licensed stores, in violation of Virginia State Code 4.1-304.  The cadets were advised to enter an establishment to purchase alcohol without identification. If asked by the clerk or cashier if they were 21 years old, the cadets were told to respond with their true age. If the illegal purchase of alcohol took place, a plain clothes officer watching the transaction would intervene. 

                As a result of this operation, 15 stores were checked. Four total arrests were made for illegal sale of alcohol to a minor. Those offences occurred at La Latina Market, 7010 Commerce Street, Giant, 6980 Bradlick Shopping Center, Bloom, 7760 Gunston Plaza and Shoppers Food Warehouse, 9409 Lorton Market Street.

                The ABC sting/business compliance operation was conducted using two teams, consisting of one cadet, one plain clothes officer and one uniformed officer serving as a security team.




To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 703-204-2264






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