On November 21, 2012, the Sioux Falls Police Department conducted a compliance check of 28 off-sale alcohol establishments within the Sioux Falls city limits. Of the 28 establishments checked, 1 made a sale to a person under the age of 21.

The business that made the sale was Walgreens at 4900 South Cliff Avenue.

The clerk that sold to a minor was issued a citation for furnishing alcohol to a person 18 to 20 years old (SDCL 35-9-1.1) with a mandatory court appearance required.

Businesses making sales to underage persons may face fines, suspensions, or loss of their liquor or malt beverage licenses. In an effort to protect the young people of our community, the Sioux Falls Police Department will continue to do random alcohol compliance checks of all off-sale establishments within the city limits.