ABC officers crack down on sale of alcohol to underage kids

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two store clerks are facing charges because of a crackdown on underage drinking.

Channel 9 followed ABC officers into four different stores around Charlotte Thursday night, watching as they sent an underage child in to buy alcohol.

Most store clerks did the right thing by carding the child and refusing to make the sale.

“The clerks are the first line of defense. They are the ones. State law requires they verify that age,” said Sgt. Tony Chesser with the ABC Commission.

A study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation found nearly 10 percent of North Carolina alcohol sales are to underage customers.