Officers checking for alcohol, tobacco law compliance in Georgetown Co.

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) - The Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) will be conducting Alcohol/Tobacco Compliance and Fake ID/Bar Checks throughout Georgetown County this weekend.

These are collaborative efforts of AET and various law enforcement agencies throughout the 15th Judicial Circuit (Horry and Georgetown Counties). Merchants are reminded that the legal age to purchase, possess or consume alcohol is 21 years old and are asked to be vigilant in checking ID's. All clerks and servers should be verifying ID's and should be on the alert for signs of a potential purchaser to ensure they aren't purchasing for someone underage.

If you hear of businesses that sell alcohol or tobacco to minors, please contact your local law enforcement or AET Coordinator, Elizabeth Clark @ 843-365-8884 ext. 231 or esclark@shorelinebhs.org.

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