“OPERATION UNDERAGE ALCOHOL PURCHASES”
Your Sheriff’s Deputies along with Cheatham SRO conducted a county wide undercover operation by visiting every market and franchise that sells alcohol. Underage teens were recruited with permission of parents to walk in an attempt to purchase alcohol. The purpose of the operation is to insure merchants are following the law and not selling to minors.
With the Holiday Season, underage drinking is on the rise. Cheatham Sheriff’s Office wants to prevent our kids from the easy access they have. It’s up to the markets in Cheatham to do their part!
Parents, it’s also your responsibility to stop providing your kids with alcohol! We have received several reports of parents providing beer to their teens and if we get the evidence, you too will be arrested!
All 45 stores in Cheatham were visited, the following 7 stores sold alcohol to minors and were cited:
* SUDDEN SERVICE, LUYBEN HILLS RD, KINGSTON
* BP, LUYBEN HILLS RD, KINGSTON
* JD MARKET (Old Hwy 70 Mkt) KINGSTON
* CITGO MARKET, HWY 70, PEGRAM
* SMILEY’S HILLTOP, ASHLAND CITY
* JOELTON SHELL, JOELTON
* BURNETT’S MARATHON, JOELTON
Please Sell, Drink and Parent Responsibly...
The first recipient of
Deputy of the Year Award!
“Congratulations Detective Jeremy Ethridge”
SHERIFF: OPERATION UNDERAGE ALCOHOL PURCHASE... PART 2
FRIDAY NIGHT BUYS: Your SROs along with Cheatham Investigators accompanied underage citizens in the second phase of insuring Cheatham establishments are obeying the law and not selling alcohol to our kids.
Every liquor store, market and gas station that sells alcohol in Cheatham were visited by underage buyers and monitored by Deputies. Underage drinking is a serious problem in our county and your Sheriff’s Office is working hard to insure businesses are obeying the law..
We want to applaud businesses who did a great job in PAUSING, CHECKING, AND REFUSING. Special Kudos to LAKEVIEW MARKET on River Rd. Ashland City, who actually called the Sheriffs Office reporting our underage person trying to purchase alcohol. They are to be commended. Unfortunately, on Friday night, nine (9) stores were cited for selling to underage people.
THE STORES THAT ILLEGALLY SOLD ALCOHOL ON JANUARY 8TH:
SECOND OFFENSE!! JOELTON SHELL, Joelton, TN. (No Excuse!)
DUDES LIQUOR STORE, Luyben Hills, Kingston Springs (a new business)
TEETER’S MKT. Ashland City
MULBERRY PACKAGE STORE, Ashland City
SUDDEN SERVICE, Ashland City
ASHLAND CITY LIQUOR & WINE (TOBACCO PATCH), Ashland City
SUDDEN SERVICE/BP, 49 & OCP, Pleasant View
PLEASANT VIEW LIQUOR & WINE, Pleasant View
HORIZON, (Sudden Service) Pleasant View
SEE BUSINESS PHOTOS HERE: (click)
Cheatham Citizens, if you visit and patronize these markets or liquor stores that have illegally sold, please let them know You Don’t Approve! Your Sheriff paid a visit to JOELTON SHELL Saturday morning and put the owner on notice that we will not tolerate it.
Businesses, it’s a new era for Cheatham and it’s serious business! You are better than this and be a responsible part of our communities, do the right thing!
“DO NOT SELL TO UNDERAGE PEOPLE!”
OWNERS, do a better job in training your employees! Parents, let your kids know what we are doing.
A longtime Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office employee is now in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division.
Walter Bamman, who has been with the office for 22 years, is replacing Shannon Heflin, Sheriff Mike Breedlove announced.
Heflin is now in charge of the Narcotics Division, and he replaces Jonathan Coulon, who recently resigned.
With the new position, Bamman was also promoted from a sergeant to a lieutenant.
“I have always enjoyed helping the people of this county, and I’m honored to continue serving the county in this new role,” he said.
Bamman, a 1985 graduate of Cheatham County Central High School, started out as a road officer in 1993. Three years later, he was promoted to a patrol sergeant and evening shift supervisor.
During his career, he has worked with three sheriffs Pat Chandler, John Holder and Breedlove.
“I have always wanted to be in law enforcement ever since I can remember,” he said.
Bamman’s father and uncle worked in law enforcement. His brother is a district chief with the Metro Nashville Fire Department, while his nephew is a firefighter with the department.
“My family likes to serve and help people’” he said.
Bamman said he’s looking forward to working with the staff at CID, which includes Travis Walker, Jeff Landis and Ken Miller.
We have worked together for years, and I believe that will help in the transition, ”he said.Bamman said taking on the new role is still a learning process, and he will be undergoing two weeks of additional training in early March
“Our goals will remain the same. We will continue to enforce the laws of the county and state and help solve crime in the county”. he said
.Bamman added: “We are here to help the community. We ask for their help in solving crimes and providing us with the information we need.”
Tim Adkins, firstname.lastname@example.org:02 p.m. CST February 11, 2016