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Local businesses fined for selling alcohol to minors

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The Alcoholic Beverage Control fined a Paragould business and placed it on probation after investigators reportedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia on the property.

During its May 18 meeting, the ABC found C.J.’s Chatterbox, 600 E. Kingshighway, in violation of its Retail Beer On Premises permit.

The board fined the business $1,200 and placed it one-year probation, according to the Department of Finance and Administration’s website.

The board found the following Region 8 businesses in violation of their permits:

  • Chili’s Grill & Bar, 2515 W. Kingshighway in Paragould: $450 fine, 90 days probation for furnishing alcohol beverages to a minor and employing an 18-year-old minor.
  • Tamolly’s Mexican Restaurant, 1700 Linwood Dr. in Paragould: $550 fine, on 90 days probation for furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.
  • Flash Market #177, 1305 E. Main St. in Blytheville: $1,000 fine, one-year probation for sales to a minor.
  • Jordan Beauty and Mart, 381 N. Hollywood in Blytheville: $300 fine, 90 days probation for selling to a minor.
  • Blytheville Exxon, 3701 S. Division: $300 fine, 90 days probation for sales to a minor.
  • Shell, 3702 S. Division in Blytheville: $400 fine, 90 days probation for sale to a minor
  • Blytheville Travel Center, 3901 E. Main: $300 fine, 90 days probation for selling to a minor.
  • Jordan’s Kwik Stop #10, 1420 Malcolm Ave. in Newport: $1,000 fine and one-year probation for selling alcohol to a minor.
  • Mi Pueblito III, 2123 Malcolm Ave. in Newport: $400 fine, 90 days probation for furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.
  • Salsa’s of Mountain Home, 965 Hwy. 62 E: $400 fine, 90 days probation for furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.
  • Spankey’s, 24841 Hwy. 37 N. in Newport: $600 fine, 90 days probation for allowing minor to consume alcoholic beverages.
  • The Beer Blind, 2468 Hwy. 115 in Smithville: $300 fine, 90 days probation for selling to a minor.
  • Salsa’s of Mountain Home, 965 Hwy. 62 East: $400 fine, 90 days probation for furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.
  • Italian Garden Dining, 1007 Hwy. 62 West in Mountain Home: $400 fine, 90 days probation for selling to a minor
  • Garcia’s, 45 Charles Blackburn Dr. in Mountain Home: $400 fine, 90 days probation for furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.

If the fines are not paid by June 7, according to the ABC, the permits will be suspended.

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