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Restaurant worker cited for underage alcohol sale

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Halfway through the most recent round of alcohol compliance checks for city liquor license holders, only one business has had an employee sell alcohol to a minor, according to the Gillette Police Department. 

As of May 24, Gillette Police have completed 26 compliance checks and issued one citation, according to Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson. 

The ticket was issued to a 29-year-old man, an employee at Albertanos Mexican Food, who sold a beer to a person under age 21, Wasson said, adding that the business will be re-inspected at a later date. 

The city ordinance barring businesses from selling alcohol to minors carries administrative actions that could kick in upon conviction, Wasson said, and there are approximately 21 checks that still need to be completed. 

Alcohol compliance checks are conducted twice a year for city liquor license holders. During these checks, adults under the age of 21 are sent into businesses to see if they can purchase alcohol, according to the police department.