Miami County Sheriff’s deputies teamed with agents from the Ohio Investigative Unit to conduct alcohol compliance checks at businesses within the county that have liquor permits. This time of year, especially as prom season begins, sees an increase in underage consumption of alcohol.

Three separate businesses sold alcohol to a person under age 21. Appropriate charges were filed against the liquor permit holder and the employee who sold the alcohol. Permit holders are reminded to have their employees check identification to ensure persons purchasing alcohol are age 21 or older.