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Ludowici stores alleged to be selling to minors
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LUDOWICI — The Ludowici Police Department charged four businesses with selling alcohol to minors during an undercover sting last week.
According to LPD Investigator Sal Genualdi, on Friday between 6 and 7 p.m., an underage male or female went into each business and bought alcoholic beverages.
Genualdi said the sales were made without the agent of each business asking for any proof of age.
Genualdi said the establishments that allegedly sold the alcohol were the Altamaha Club, El Cheapo convenience store, the IGA grocery, all on Cypress Street, and the Flash Food 25 convenience store on Main Street.
Individuals charged with making the sales were John J. Dimello, Killie Angela Gaitten, Michelle McMurray and Stella Kane Ameanda, all of Ludowici.
LPD Chief Richard Robertson said the individuals charged were processed by the department and released, but ordered to appear in court in March.
The chief also said each of the establishments will have their business licenses reviewed at the March 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.
Robertson said two other businesses refused sales to the minors during the sting. They were Flash Food 89 and the Parker’s convenience stores.
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