Two arrested in alcohol sting
The joint operations consisted of sending a juvenile into all stores in the City of Vidor where alcoholic beverages are being sold. The juvenile used in the joint operations showed valid Texas Identification card, showing him to be a minor, when asked by the store clerks. The juvenile did not look of age to purchase alcoholic beverages. The operations were monitored by TABC Agents and Street Crimes Officers.
Three different infractions occurred at the following locations:
Brookshire Brothers at 1380 North Main. A juvenile store clerk sold alcoholic beverages to the juvenile purchaser. The store clerk was identified and an offense report is being forwarded to Juvenile authorities for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverages to a Minor.
The second store was the Texaco station at 695 North Main. An adult store clerk was taken into custody for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverage to a Minor. The store clerk was identified to be 44 year old Brenda Dreggors Jannise (pictured in photo on right). Jannise also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest out of Orange County Court at Law for Theft. Jannise was taken into custody and transported to the Orange County Jail.
The third was Johnny’s Package Store, 1880 South Main. An adult store clerk was taken into custody for the Sale of Alcoholic Beverage to a Minor. The store clerk was identified as 25 year old Chelsie Renea Abercrombie (pictured in photo on left). Abercrombie was taken into custody and transported to the Orange County Jail.
Both Jannise and Abercrombie were arraigned by Orange County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Janice Menard. Their bonds were both set at $500 each.
“Although the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages is 21 years of age, if you’re in the retail business of selling alcoholic beverages anyone who does not appear to be over 30 years of age should show identification. As an added safety measure, everyone should be required to show proof of age when purchasing alcoholic beverages. Ultimately, anyone going to purchase alcoholic beverages should be prepared to show their id,” said Chief of Police Dave Shows.
“We will be conducting future operations with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and hope to find every retailer in compliance,” concluded Chief Shows.
“The operation went well; we found the majority of the retailers to be compliant in the City of Vidor. We look forward to assisting the Vidor Police Department Street Crimes Unit in the future,” said TABC Agent Nicole Walker.