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Posted on: May 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lake County Alcohol Compliance Checks

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office conducts alcohol compliance checks at Lake County liquor selling establishments. The compliance checks are designed to ensure establishments vending alcohol are not selling to anyone under the age of 21.

In April, Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives concluded the first yearly round of alcohol compliance checks. Of the 57 establishments tested, seven of them sold alcohol to someone under the age of 21.

Of the seven establishments in violation, four of them failed to check the identification of the underage customer and three checked identification, but sold alcohol to the underage person anyway.

Sheriff Mark Curran said, “The potential for tragedy to occur significantly increases when our youth consume alcohol, which is exactly why we conduct these compliance checks. It is extremely important for liquor selling establishments to take their responsibilities seriously and help keep our youth safe.”

The establishments and clerks in violation are:


Shell Gas Station

41867 North Route 41

Wadsworth, IL


Joseph Satheesh, 27


Anna’s Marketplace

38512 North Sheridan Road

Beach Park, IL


John Holland, 39



37763 North Green Bay Road

Beach Park, IL


Mohammed Ali, 62


Lake Bluff Petroleum

218 Waukegan Road

Lake Bluff, IL


Sameer Riaz, 30


Country Corner

1741 Diamond Lake Road

Mundelein, IL


Lalitkumar Patel, 51


Gages Lake Shell

33978 North Route 45

Grayslake, IL


Dennis Pighatari, 60



34225 North Route 45

Third Lake, IL


Ceonte Garcia, 21

All of the clerks in violation were ticketed for selling liquor to a minor. All are required to appear in Waukegan court.

Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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