The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 25, 2013

Not compliant: 9 of 23 alcohol vendors failed to check minors' IDs

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A series of alcohol compliance checks conducted Friday night at area stores and low-point beer retailers found 43 percent in violation of Oklahoma alcohol sales laws.

Garfield County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Dariel Momsen, PreventionWorkz Prevention Specialist Meri Spurlock and volunteers conducted the compliance checks at 23 locations, nine of which were found out of compliance.

Sheriff Jerry Niles called the checks a “miserable success.” The last compliance check conducted in December 2012 found 17 percent of those non-compliant.

Those found out of compliance and their place of business are:

• Brittany Kipp at Larrys Midway in Kremlin.

• A juvenile clerk at United Grocery Store on Willow in Enid.

• Esmeralda Santiago at Mac’s Mart in Enid.

• Carissa Dean at Holdings No. 3 in Enid.

• Jacquie Mohatt at Flamingo Lounge in Enid.

• Deneka Kulwartin at Applebee’s in Enid.

• Manekal Hashmukh at Lucky Food Mart in Enid.

• A juvenile clerk at Save-A-Lot on Broadway in Enid.

• Laura Botkin at Maine Street Mini Mart in Enid.

Those who sold to the volunteers were cited and given a 9 a.m. Thursday arraignment date for Garfield County District Court and will be charged with a misdemeanor.

Locations found in compliance during the check include: Holdings No. 2, Holdings No. 4, One Stop Shop, Hi-Mart, Sundance, OnCue on Willow, Top Shell, Willow Store, Grand Central Station, United Super Market on Broadway, D&T No. 2, Scooters and Club 30.

All of the compliant locations were in Enid.

Any person or business interested in Responsible Beverage Sale and Service Training can contact Spurlock at (580) 231-3991.