On Thursday, May 26, 2022, Canadian County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol compliance check to prevent underage selling of alcohol. This program is focused on prevention and educating businesses about the consequences of selling alcohol to minors. This program is also referred to as 2M2L or 2 much 2 lose.
Deputies, with the help of an 18-year-old minor, conducted 8 compliance checks of local businesses in Canadian County. During the compliance checks, 2 businesses did sell alcohol to a minor. The Pilot truck stop located at 400 S. Morgan Road and ALON located at 1601 S Morgan Road sold alcoholic beverages to the undercover minor. Deputies issued citations for these infractions of state law and also spoke with the employees about how to properly read the ID to prevent this from happening again.
“I am dedicated to protecting our youth from tragic consequences that could arise from underage drinking. I am disappointed at the businesses that did sell alcohol to the minor, I hope this is a lesson for other businesses that we will hold them accountable if they sell alcohol to minors,” said Sheriff Chris West.
Canadian County Sheriff’s Office conducts alcohol compliance checks regularly to help prevent minors from obtaining alcoholic beverages. This program helps to curb underage drinking which could lead to alcohol poisoning or impaired driving. If anyone is concerned about a business that may be selling alcohol, tobacco, or vaping devices illegally, please contact the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division or fill out a tip form at www.ccsheriff.net.
Sheriff Chris West
Major Adam Flowers
Canadian County Sheriff’s Office