Lowndes Co. officials conduct alcohol sting

Lowndes Co. officials conduct alcohol sting

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office conducted an underage alcohol sales operation after they said they received complaints of high school aged children buying alcohol.

During the operation, deputies visited 40 retail store locations that sell alcohol.

In seven of these locations, the detectives observed an employee sell alcohol to an underage person.

Those employees were identified, and warrants were taken for their arrest.

On Wednesday, those employees turned themselves in and have since been released on bond.

Those employees are:

  • Nilesh Pramodbha Patel, 31
  • Mitulkumar Mahendrabhai Patel, 31
  • Mayur Kumar Kiritbhai Patel, 22
  • Ketankumar Jayantibhai Patel, 31
  • Amber Nicole Griner, 19
  • Yogeshbhai Vasantbhai Mehta, 55
  • Mohammad Aran Warraich, 50
  • Nilesh Pramodbha Patel, 31

Sheriff Prine also encouraged anyone with information about suspicious or illegal activities to contact the Sheriff's Office at (229) 671-2950; or anonymous tips can be provided at (229) 671-2985 or on-line.