On June 22nd 2011 the Gallatin County Sheriff`s Office conducted alcohol compliance checks in the West Yellowstone area. A total of 12 businesses were contacted using an underage buyer attempting to purchase alcohol under the control and direct supervision of undercover officers.
The following businesses passed the compliance checks:
Wild West Pizzaria, Stage Coach, Food Roundup, White Markerplace, 191 Exxon, Corner Conoco, Happy Hour Bar, Food Mart, Bullwinkles Bar and Liquor Store.
The following 3 businesses failed the compliance checks:
Econosmart Phillips 66, Supersave Chevron, The Branch Restaurant and Bar
Businesses that failed the checks will be reported to the Department of Revenue for state-mandated actions against their respective licenses. The individuals that sold the alcohol at each respective business were issued a citation at the time the check was completed at each business.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County DUI Task Force and local police departments would like to remind each business that sells alcohol to appropriately check identification for alcohol sales. Refusing to sell alcohol to underage buyers is a fundamental key to keeping our community and its youth safe. Classes are offered by the Alcohol and Drug Services of Gallatin County (ADSGC), in conjunction with the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office every month for a nominal fee of $15 per attendee. Individuals or business can register attendees by calling ADSGC at 406-586-5493.
Deputy’s overtime wages incurred by conducting the checks were paid for by the Gallatin County DUI Task Force.