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Task Force charges employees for selling alcohol to minors

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Updated: 5/06/2013 4:16 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Two restaurants were caught selling alcohol to minors in an undercover operation in northwest St. Johns County, according to investigators.

The report released by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office lists Yummy Asian Bistro on County Road 210 and Lemongrass Asian Bistro on State Road 16 as the offenders. Deputies say one clerk failed to check the identification of the underage operatives. The other failed to note the age of the customer and sold the alcohol anyway.

The Sheriff's Office worked in coordination with the PACT Prevention Coalition. A 17-year old male and 18-year old female were used in the alcohol purchasing attempts.

Eight other restaurants passed the inspection. They are listed below:

Bartram Oaks Walk, Suite 108; Saucy Taco, 450 S.R. 13
Benitos Italian Café and Pizzeria, 155 Hampton Point Way
Blackstone Grille, 112 Bartram Oaks Walk, Suite 102
Cucina Giovannis Inc., 2730 S.R. 16, Suite 101
Los Portales Mexican Restaurant, 2245 C.R. 210, Suite 109
Sumo Sushi Japanese Steakhouse, 107 Natures Walk Pkwy
Vino's Pizza Grill, 605 S.R. 13
Wakame Japanese Restaurant, 104
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