52-year-old Jeremy Mallard was issued a citation on October 14th when the TABC received an anonymous complaint that Helen’s Hot Chicken was selling alcoholic beverages. Mallard is the owner of Helen’s Hot Chicken. On November 30th, special agents Lawson and Oden went undercover and purchased drinks containing Hennessy and Vodka. A search warrant was issued, and five Styrofoam cups of assorted alcohol and bags of receipts indicating previous sales of alcohol were found. The TABC does not license this establishment. Jeremy Mallard was booked on the citation on January 9th.
34-year-old Ambrosia Jones-Cruickshank was issued a citation on August 3rd after illegally serving alcohol to an undercover ABC agent. Ms. Cruickshank reportedly never obtained a liquor license for her establishment, Happy Hour on Main Street, yet when agents arrived, they saw bottles of alcohol in plain view behind the bar. Agent Hardin witnessed Ms. Jones-Cruickshank sell another agent an Old Fashioned drink at the bar.
A TABC agent saw 19-year-old Rebekah Dale sell wine to a minor at Centennial Blvd’s White Bison Coffee on July 11th. She was witnessed by Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission Special Agent Tomberlin checking the minor’s identification card and then handing them a pint can of Seven Daughters Pinot Noir Wine. Rebekah was very cooperative and told police she was a full-time student at Tennessee State University. Also, she told police that she had only been working at White Bison Coffee for four days and had no formal training.
19-year-old London Willie was seen with a Truly at the CMA Awards. Police stated that they noticed London carrying Truly at the Nissan Stadium on June 10th. They checked her identification card, showing that she was only 19. She was booked on the citation on August 7th, charged with underage drinking.
19-year-old Wisconsin tourist Neil Sean Lopez was booked this week on an outstanding citation charging him with underage drinking at CMA Fest in June. Police say he was found in possession of beer at Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest on June 10. He was issued a citation on the charge.
28-year-old Trevon Dennis gave a free sample of lemon-lime moonshine alcoholic drink to a minor (under 21) at the Smiths Creek Distillery store within Opry Mills Mall, according to agents with the TABC (Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission) who were conducting compliance checks on May 16. The underage person had an ID with a birthday of 05/30/2003, making her 19 at the time of the free sample.
27-year-old Kelsey Ristau sold and served a 12 oz Bud Light beer to a minor (under 21) at Rock N Roll Sushirock in Donelson, according to agents with the TABC (Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission) who were conducting compliance checks on May 16. The underage person had an ID with a birthday of 05/30/2003, making her 19 at the time of purchase. Agents say Ristaue checked the ID and continued to make the sale.
31-year-old Tobias Poindexter sold a bottle of Bay Bridge wine to a female confidential informant who was working with the TABC during a compliance check operation on March 30. She presented with an ID showing her date of birth as 05/30/03, making her 19 years old. He is charged with selling alcohol to a minor and was booked this week on the citation.
Agents with the TABC say 22-year-old Devin Blakley sold alcohol to an informant during a minor compliance check on March 30. Agents used a minor with an ID confirming they were 19 years of age. Special agents observed as Blakley sold the minor informant a bottle of SweetWater wine. Blakley was booked on that charge this week.
Agents with the TABC say 29-year-old Kaycee Coonen allowed a 19-year-old informant to enter the 21+ Live Oak bar on Demonbreun and be served an alcoholic drunk on January 12. The sale was witnessed by two special agents at the location, and Coonen was issued a citation, charging her with alcohol sales to a minor. She was booked on that citation this week.