SWINE Task Force cites 6 for selling alcohol to minors


June 7th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Six employees at five separate businesses received criminal citations for selling alcohol to minors, last week. Officials with the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Enforcement Task Force (SWINE) report the citations were issued as part of an undercover operation conducted at a total of eight businesses in Council Bluffs, on Friday, June 3rd.

Cited for selling alcohol to persons under the age of 21, was: Jenni Null, an employee of Sugars Lounge; Michaela Hotz, an employee of the German Beer Haus; Main Street Tavern employee Brenda Donaldson; Do Rock Inn employees Derek Rodwell and Shelly Biggs; and, J-&-B’s Lounge employee Matthew Way.

Those businesses which were in compliance, and whose employees refused the sale of alcohol to minors, were the Venue, Salty Dog Bar & Grill, and Goofy’s Corner, all in Council Bluffs.

The undercover operation was conducted with the assistance of both an 18-year old female and male. Officials say the compliance checks will continue on an unannounced basis in the near future.