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Man sold alcohol to teen in Largo, police say

LARGO — A store was shut down after its owner sold alcohol to a minor, police say.

During the past week, the Largo Police Department received numerous complaints from a parent that someone at Raj's Food and Beverage Store, 12185 Indian Rocks Road, was selling alcohol to middle school children.

Investigators had a 17-year-old aide try and buy alcohol at 11 liquor stores. Police say the teen was shut down at all but one store — Raj's Food and Beverage.

Police arrested owner Mohammed Alam, 52, charged him with selling alcohol to a minor and closed the store. Alam was released a few hours later.

The police report and parent complaints are headed to the division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, which could revoke the store's beverage license.

Man sold alcohol to teen in Largo, police say 08/06/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 6, 2010 10:59am]
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