PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department and other local law agencies conducted an Alcohol Compliance Check on Friday at businesses in Pierre, Fort Pierre and Hughes County. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 18 businesses were visited as part of the compliance check. 11 of the businesses were in Pierre, 3 in Fort Pierre and four in Hughes County. Of the eleven businesses in Pierre, only one-Cowboy Country Store on North Euclid-failed the check. Those that passed were Shel’s Quick Stop, DJ’s Amoco, Sinclair, Fresh Starts at Sioux and Central and at Harrison and Wells, Young’s Mobil, Cowboy Country Store on North Harrison, the Gas Stop on Garfield Avenue, Capital City Wine and Spirits, and Fresh Start-Chekkers. Two of the establishments checked for compliance with alcohol sales laws in Hughes County failed-the Triple M Truck Stop and Medicine Creek in Blunt. The other two that were visited in rural Hughes County passed-the Grey Goose Store and Kroeplin Truck Stop. Blemaster says this is the second violation for Hughes County’s Triple M Truck Stop and Pierre’s Cowboy Country Store on North Euclid. All three establishments in Fort Pierre passed. The Pierre Police Department was assisted in conducting the compliance check by the Hughes and Stanley County Sheriff’s Offices. The checks are done to ensure that local businesses are following laws that are in place to keep alcohol from being sold to those who are under 21.
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