Scott County Sheriff cites 9 for selling to minors

SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) --- "She looked real young" Lindsey Kidd looked up from behind the cash register. "She came in with a 6 pack and we asked her, can I see your id?"

Kidd had no idea she was describing an actress.

A nineteen year old Knoxville girl who caught a ride here from an undercover Sheriff's Deputy.

But what happened next on that Friday night saved Lee's Food Market a big fine and saved Kidd a date with the Judge.

"We told her we couldn't sell it."

Kidd made the right choice. A shocking number of Scott County bars, restaurants, and markets would not do the same.

The nineteen year old would try the same game with 28 different businesses and nine of them would hand over the booze without so much as a second look.

Thats close to a third of all the places countywide.

Along with the alcohol Deputies busted one bar with illegal gambling machines.

While nine business owners will now head to court on Wednesday to hear what their punishments will be, Kidd is going home remembering the first lesson she got at Lee's.

"Always check, you always check thier ID. That's what I was told since I started working here. Always check the ID."

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