ALE Charges Two for Illegal Alcohol Sales After Greenville Minor Hospitalized

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents charged two people Thursday with selling multiple mixed beverages to a 15-year-old boy on Feb. 15 at Fitzgerald’s, an Alcoholic Beverage Control-permitted establishment in Greenville.

The two employees, Emily Meade, 22, and Ryan Komorek, 22, both of Greenville, are charged with selling a mixed beverage to a person less than 21 years old, aiding and abetting a person less than 21 years old to possess a mixed beverage and being an employee of an ABC-permitted establishment and did allow a violation of Chapter 18B to occur on the licensed premises.

The boy was hospitalized for over-consumption of alcohol. His father contacted ALE’s District II office in Greenville and the Pitt County ABC office, and both investigated the case.

“The adverse effects of alcohol poisoning are serious, particularly to individuals who should not even be consuming them,” ALE Director Mark Senter said. “Any establishment that blatantly disregards North Carolina laws will face consequences.”

The ABC Commission is currently looking into a separate violation of an alcohol sale to underage drinking case at Fitzgerald’s, located at 113 East 5th St., Greenville.

A violation report for the most recent violation will be submitted to the N.C. ABC Commission against the location’s ABC permits.



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