Bureau of Liquor Control cites York County establishments

John Joyce
  • Local businesses cited for liquor violations.
  • Pennsylvania State Police cite liquor sellers in six counties.

Two York County establishments are among those in six counties cited for violations in May by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.

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Potential penalties include fines up to $5,000 and suspension of licenses.

According to a PSP news release, a total of 11 businesses in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties were cited for violations, ranging from expired liquor licenses to sale of alcohol to minors.

The Black Cap Brewing Co., located at 5 W. High St. in Red Lion, allegedly sold or gave alcohol to one underage person, according to the release. Another business, the Brickyard Tavern, 748 S. Albemarle St. in York, allegedly possessed gambling devices or paraphernalia or allowed gambling, lotteries, poolselling or bookmaking on its premises.

All of the charges alledged by the bureau will go before an administrative law judge for review. The judge can levy fines ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious cases, the release states. The judge also can  suspend or revoke liquor licenses and mandate training for the license holder in an effort to educate them on the requirements of being a licensee.

The release made no mention of criminal charges for the sale of alcohol to a minor.

Sgt. James Lyman, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement district commander, was not available for comment.

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