Criminal Charges Pending For Local Establishment After Selling Alcohol To Minors

On Thursday, March 7th, members of the Amarillo Police Department Detective Division performed compliance checks at multiple Amarillo area bars.

At one of the locations, the bartenders served under age patrons who were acting under the guidance and supervision of Amarillo Police Detectives. This offense is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by fines up to $4,000, confinement in jail for up to a year, or both. Additionally, the violator will have his or her driver´s license automatically suspended for 180 days.

The minors assisting in this investigation did not consume any alcohol. The APD has not released the name of the establishment.