LPD conducts undercover operation, charge clerks for selling bee - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

LPD conducts undercover operation, charge clerks for selling beer to minors

The Laurel Police Department conducted a beer sting operation. Photo Source WDAM The Laurel Police Department conducted a beer sting operation. Photo Source WDAM
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Laurel Police Department conducted a beer sting operation aimed at stopping the illegal sale of alcohol to minors within Laurel city limits.

Officers checked 16 business and reported that half of those locations made sales to an minor. Each clerk who conducted the sales will be charged with sale of beer to a minor.

“We have enough drinking and driving as it is and you get a 16 or 17-year-old who's really just learning how to drive a car, they're not even really good at it yet,” said Captain Tommy Cox. “They're under the influence of alcohol, it's just a deadly combination, and it's against the law."

Cox said the department works with local businesses in an attempt to stop underage drinking to hopefully save some lives.

He warned that this isn't the last undercover operation that LPD will be conducting, and clerks should be aware of who is buying alcohol. 

Copyright 2015 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Lumberton Aldermen vote to end police chief's suspension, fire city clerk

    Lumberton Aldermen vote to end police chief's suspension, fire city clerk

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:38 PM EST2018-02-23 03:38:18 GMT
    The Lumberton Board of Aldermen voted to end the suspension of the police chief and fire the city clerk during a special-called meeting Thursday night. (Photo source: WDAM)The Lumberton Board of Aldermen voted to end the suspension of the police chief and fire the city clerk during a special-called meeting Thursday night. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The Lumberton Board of Aldermen voted to end the suspension of the police chief and fire the city clerk during a special-called meeting Thursday night.  On Monday, WDAM reported that the Lumberton Police Department said Chief Shane Flynt had submitted his resignation and that Phillip Ducksworth was serving as the interim police chief. Mayor Quincy Rogers would not comment on the issue.  According to a city official, Flynt was suspended and submitted his resi...

    More >>

    The Lumberton Board of Aldermen voted to end the suspension of the police chief and fire the city clerk during a special-called meeting Thursday night.  On Monday, WDAM reported that the Lumberton Police Department said Chief Shane Flynt had submitted his resignation and that Phillip Ducksworth was serving as the interim police chief. Mayor Quincy Rogers would not comment on the issue.  According to a city official, Flynt was suspended and submitted his resi...

    More >>
  • Columbia students "Riding for Hope" to help cancer victim

    Columbia students "Riding for Hope" to help cancer victim

  • Lamar Co. Superintendent warns of spreading social media threats

    Lamar Co. Superintendent warns of spreading social media threats

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:22 PM EST2018-02-23 01:22:33 GMT
    The Lamar County School District says safety and security for students is always a priority for all schools in the district. (Photo source: WDAM)The Lamar County School District says safety and security for students is always a priority for all schools in the district. (Photo source: WDAM)

    An increased police presence was visible at Sumrall High School on Thursday morning due to a social media post posing a threat.

    More >>

    An increased police presence was visible at Sumrall High School on Thursday morning due to a social media post posing a threat.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly