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ABC says several Hawkins Co. stores sold alcohol to minors

Published On: Feb 05 2013 04:52:41 PM CST
HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. -

Hawkins County authorities tell us employees at more than 15 businesses in the county are now facing citations after an investigation found they sold alcohol to minors.

Sheriff Ronnie Lawson says the Alcoholic Beverage Commission had been conducting an investigation into the sale of alcohol to minors across the region. The ABC went throughout the county and found 17 businesses sold beer to a minor.

We're told employees at the businesses were cited into general sessions court. The names of the businesses have not been released.

Sheriff Lawson says the investigation is ongoing.