HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - In an effort to keep alcohol out of youth's hands and keep them safe the 15th Judicial Circuit Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) will be conducting Alcohol Compliance Check Operations in Horry County and Georgetown County as well, according to the Alcohol Enforcement Team's press release.
Citations will be issued to those retailers that sell alcohol to minors, the release states. Merchants are reminded that the legal age to purchase, possess or consume alcohol is 21 years old.
According to the release, the goal of the Alcohol Enforcement Team is to reduce underage access to alcohol. AET hopes to reach a 0% violation rate, meaning no merchants are selling alcohol to minors.
Although the holiday season is a busy time, the AET urge businesses to proactively check ID's of all customers.