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6 Wicomico Businesses Busted for Selling Alcohol to Minors

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SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities say six businesses failed a routine Wicomico County Alcohol Task Force compliance check conducted on Wednesday.

Named "Operation Spot Check," the operations involved the use of task force cadets for sales to underage persons at various licensed establishments throughout the county.

John Groncki, chief liquor license inspector for the Wicomico Board of [Liquor] License Commissioners, said that of the 40 establishments checked, the six listed below failed:

  • Wicomico County Liquor Dispensary, 807 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Eden Valero, 3602 Stockyard Road, Eden
  • Vintage Beer & Wine, 610 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Autumn Grove Tiger Mart, 1801 Autumn Grove Court, Salisbury
  • Eagle Express Mart, 101 N. Camden Ave., Fruitland
  • Williams Market, 28474 Nanticoke Road, Salisbury     

The following 34 businesses passed, resulting in an 85 percent pass rate:

  • Cheer's, 1324 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Pitt Stop Beer & Wine, 34430 Old Ocean City Road, Pittsville
  • Quickway Convenience Store, 1124 E. Main St., Salisbury
  • Thirsty's, 444 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Royal Farms Store, 901 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Quick Stop, 900 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Quick Stop, 7181 Parsonsburg Road, Parsonsburg
  • Royal Farms Store, 1401 S. Division St., Salisbury
  • Thirsty's South, 1053 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Shore Stop, 1215 Mt. Hermon Road, Salisbury
  • Shore Stop, 7126 Friendship Road, Pittsville
  • EZ Food Store, 36308 Old Ocean City Road, Willards
  • Willard's Dash In, 7201 Main St., Willards
  • B&J Market, 31795 Mt. Hermon Road
  • Center City Exxon, 500 S. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Chicken Man, 824 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury
  • Naylor Food Mart, 1111 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Boulevard Beer & Wine, 1 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, Md.
  • Thirsty's, 9534 Ocean Hwy., Delmar, Md.
  • Wise Mart II, 806 Main St., Sharptown
  • Country Farm Store, 104 E. Gordy Road, Salisbury
  • TJ's Market, 2805 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Delmar Tiger Mart, 8600 Ocean Hwy., Delmar, Md.
  • Eagle Express Mart, 1312 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Wicomico County Liquor Dispensary, 236 Tilghman Road, Salisbury
  • Top Ten, 825 Isabella St., Salisbury
  • OC Road Beer & Wine,1300 Old Ocean City Road, Salisbury
  • Royal Farms Store, 27992 Ocean Gateway, Salisbury
  • Country Farm Store, 821 Priscilla St., Salisbury
  • Hebron Food Rite, 100 S. Main St., Hebron
  • Express Mart, 615 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury,
  • Salisbury Quick Stop, 2313 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury
  • Stop & Shop, 403 Bi-State Blvd, Delmar, Md.
  • Buster's, 1210 Nanticoke Road, Salisbury 

Groncki said the licensees of the establishments that failed the compliance checks will be required to appear before the Board of [Liquor] License Commissioners for a show cause hearing whereupon they could face fines or suspensions of their liquor licenses, or both. The clerks who sold the alcohol to the cadet will be charged criminally by the officers of the task force, according to Groncki.

The task force is comprised of the Board of [Liquor] License Commissioners, Maryland State Police, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, the Salisbury and Fruitland police departments, as well as the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office.

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