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Six Largo businesses sell alcohol to minor in police sting

LARGO — Here's one way to tell it's spring break season.

Largo police nailed six of 10 businesses for selling alcohol to an underage person during a small sting Thursday night.

They worked with a minor to simulate incoming spring break revelers. The person tried buying alcohol mostly from bars and convenience stores. The businesses that police said attempted sales were:

• Wing House Bar & Grill, 7369 Ulmerton Road

• Circle K, 14111 Belcher Road

• PK's Food Store, 3200 East Bay Drive

• Hess station, 2930 East Bay Drive

• Banana Boat Too, 5858 Roosevelt Blvd.

• The PlayPen, 5858 Roosevelt Blvd.

The salesperson at each business was given a misdemeanor notice to appear.

The four businesses that refused the sale were:

• Wild Willy's Bar and Nightclub, 13355 Belcher Road

• 7-Eleven, 13355 Belcher Road

• Rainbow Food Mart, 2575 East Bay Drive

• 7-Eleven, 5860 Roosevelt Blvd.

Police plan to take more action to prevent underage alcohol sales as spring breakers flood the area, said spokesman Michael Loux.

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Six Largo businesses sell alcohol to minor in police sting 03/26/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 26, 2010 1:45pm]

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