Two businesses in Colfax County have been cited during recent compliance checks for selling alcohol to minors.
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) along with the East Central District Health Department "Back to BASIC "coalition, conducted compliance checks at 29 alcohol retail outlets in Colfax County.
During the checks conducted Saturday, October 20, one businesses in Schuyler and one business in Howells were found to be non-compliant after selling alcohol to minors.
The retail outlets checked during the collaborative effort included convenience, liquor, and grocery stores as well as restaurants and bars.
Compliance checks are conducted to help communities determine the extent of the problem of alcohol sales as a source of youth access to alcohol. Local law enforcement conducts compliance checks to ensure that businesses are in compliance with the state's youth alcohol laws.
The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS) provided $1,320 in grant funds to assist with the enforcement effort. Media requests for additional information may be made to Investigator Bruce Mitchell, Troop B Headquarters-Norfolk at (402) 370-3456 during regular business hours.