MARION COUNTY, FL -- An Ocala man is now facing charges accused of selling alcohol to a minor. The Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old Ashwinkuma Patel on March 15 while working at the BP convenience store located at 11035 West Highway 40, in Ocala.
Patel is accused of selling a six pack of beer to an underage person while on the job.
The Sheriff's Office says they became aware of Patel selling to a minor during an initiative to prevent underage drinking called Operation Dry Spring.
Patel's bond is $500.