CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Residents in Crisp County have been concerned about two recent parties where people broke alcohol sales laws.
At one party, violators illegally gave away alcohol.
According to Major Jeff Youngblood, CCSO received at least four calls in the month of September regarding private parties at rented venues in Cordele. Both of the venues are located near apartments and housing.
"They were complaining about people renting them and throwing parties and either selling or giving away alcohol," said Maj. Youngblood. "On Saturday nights, most people are wanting to go to sleep and get up and go to church the next morning."
After the two incidents, the Crisp County Sheriff's Office decided to work on clarifying alcohol sales regulations.
"One time they were charging admission to get into the place, but then they were giving away free alcohol, which that is a violation of the state law," said Maj. Youngblood.
To sell alcohol at a party located at a rented venue, you need a city or county alcohol license (depending on where the venue is located). You also need a state alcohol license, but you cannot apply for the state license until you have obtained a city or county license.
You might need additional permits as well, if you plan on selling liquor at the event.
CCSO did not make any arrests in the party incidents. Instead, deputies along with agents from the GA Department of Revenue informed the people hosting the parties what they needed to do to comply with the law.
For CCSO, this is what the department is here for: to respond to the public, and help them with what they need.
"We want to try to help them as much as possible, and we felt it was the right thing for us to go to these parties and see what was going on," he said.
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