(COLUMBUS) - Agents visited the following liquor-permitted establishments on February 4 and issued a citation after witnessing violations:
Sharco LLC., known as Kokomos at the Keys, Huron, received a citation for improper conduct - disorderly activity. Agents visited the establishment at 8:40 p.m. and observed patrons closely congregated. Patrons occupied consecutive seats at the bar with other patrons standing behind them to order. Little to no social distancing measures or physical barriers were in place throughout the establishment.
Noon Enterprises Inc., known as The Well, Kirtland, received a citation for improper conduct - disorderly activity. Agents arrived at 7:45 p.m. and found approximately 20 patrons inside with little to no social distancing measures or physical barriers in place.
The above cases will go before the Ohio Liquor Control Commission for potential penalties, including fines and/or the suspension or revocation of liquor permits.
The Ohio Investigative Unit is made up of fully-sworn, plainclothes peace officers responsible for enforcing Ohio’s alcohol, tobacco, and food stamp fraud laws. Agents conduct compliance checks to ensure the liquor permit premises are compliant with the Ohio Liquor Control Act. Agents also act on complaints of illegal activity on liquor permit premises. In addition to providing the safety checks associated with the COVID-19 directives, OIU agents continue to perform their normal compliance checks to ensure the liquor permit premises are complying with the Ohio Liquor Control Act.
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