Seventeen Hawkins County businesses busted for selling alcohol t

Seventeen Hawkins County businesses busted for selling alcohol to minors

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ROGERSVILLE (WATE) - Sheriff's deputies in Hawkins County say they've busted more than a dozen businesses for selling alcohol to minors.

The two-day investigation occurred during the last week of January, and a total of 17 businesses sold alcohol to underage buyers.

Officials say the employees who made the sales have been cited.

The sheriff's department says the purpose of the investigation is to ensure businesses that sell alcohol are being attentive and always checking ID's.

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