Sammamish businesses pass liquor test
July 11, 2014
New: July 11, 10:17 a.m.
All 15 businesses in Sammamish that sell alcohol refused sale to a minor earlier this month as part of a sting operation.
Sammamish Police, in conjunction with the Washington State Liquor Control Board, conducted the operation June 13 by having a 19-year-old male enter the various stores and restaurants and attempt to purchase alcohol, under the supervision of law enforcement.
Police conducted the effort as part of a larger plan to combat underage drinking, and underage drinking and driving called the IDEA project. In a similar sting last year, seven of the 15 businesses sold alcohol to the minor. Police applauded the efforts of the local businesses.
The businesses that denied liquor service to a minor were Trader Joes, Bartell Drugs, Safeway, M.O.D. Pizza, Sammamish Highlands 76, Pine Lake Ale House, Ristorante Simone, Plateau Shell, Lanponi Thai, Jackson Shell, QFC, Rite Aid, La Casita, August Moon and Hungry Bear Market (Chevron).