DERRY — Three stores and one restaurant failed recent alcohol compliance checks by Derry police and state Liquor Enforcement personnel.
Four individuals have been cited into court for allegedly selling alcohol to underage customers.
On Monday, police had a 17-year-old male and a 19-year-old female enter the stores and try to buy beer.
Three stores allegedly sold beer to the minors, resulting in summonses to face charges of prohibited sales, a violation.
Those cited are Elizabeth Carlin, 22, of Derry, working at Gibbs Gas at 53 Crystal Ave.; Mary K. Lisi, 42, of Derry, working at the East Derry Store, 50 E. Derry Road; and Kelly R. Kyriakides-Mann, 36, of Derry, working at the Derry Quick Mart, 14 N. Main St.
All three are scheduled to appear in 10th Circuit Court in Derry on June 27.
The following day, police conducted compliance checks at on-site licensed establishments. The teenagers working with police entered each establishment and ordered a beer. Andrew Day, 35, of the Cask & Vine on East Broadway allegedly served one of the minors. He was issued a violation summons for prohibited sales and is due in court June 27.
The compliance checks were planned to coincide with graduation season, Derry police Capt. Vernon Thomas said.
The state Bureau of Liquor Enforcement may take administrative action on the establishments’ licenses as a result of the violations.
But, Thomas said, compliance checks were conducted at several other licensed establishments and the teenagers were not allowed to purchase beer.
Police and state officers will continue compliance checks, he said.
The effort is supported by a state Department of Justice grant.
— Jo-Anne MacKenzie