Restaurant and Bar Inspections Lead to Arrests


POSTED: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 2:21pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 9:24pm

EL PASO COUNTY - Sheriff's deputies made several arrests this weekend after they searched restaurants and bars looking for underage drinkers and vendors illegally selling alcohol.

Deputies went to 11 places in Socorro, Canutillo, Vinton, and Montana Vista. Just an hour into the inspections, they arrested seven people.

Deputies were also asking restaurant and bar owners for their Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission permits, and were also looking for people possibly carrying narcotics. Deputies will conduct these inspections routinely, but they will not give the dates.

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