Dissmore's IGA Committed to Lawful & Responsible Sales

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 14:27

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 27, 2017

Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police

Pullman Police Department

(509) 334-0802

 

Dissmore’s IGA Committed to Lawful & Responsible Sales

 

PULLMAN – Since August 1, 2017, Dissmore’s IGA of Pullman has reported thirteen cases to Police in which an underage person has attempted to pass a fake I.D. for the purchase of alcohol and/or tobacco.  Of these cases, twelve have resulted in arrest.  Store co-owner and general manager Archie McGregor says, “It is our responsibility to ensure that alcohol and tobacco do not leave our store in the hands of minors.  We take that responsibility seriously.”  He cautions those who may consider an attempt to pass a fake I.D. at his store, or any other, to think twice.

 

While minors may find it exciting to use a fake I.D. to gain access to restricted venues or goods, the temporary thrill is far outweighed by the lasting consequences.  Possession or use of a fictitious or fraudulent driver’s license or identification card is a misdemeanor offense in Washington State.  The manufacturing, sale, or delivery of a forged, fictitious, counterfeit, fraudulently altered, or unlawfully issued driver’s license or I.D. may be considered a gross misdemeanor or felony offense.  In addition to criminal charges, penalties may include steep monetary fines and jail time.

 

The Pullman Police Department partners with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board and local businesses to provide annual training for employees, managers, and owners of Pullman businesses that sell alcohol or cannabis. Representatives from Dissmore’s attended the most recent training in July.

 

Community partners play an important role in public safety.  The Pullman Police Department thanks Dissmore’s IGA for their continuing commitment to careful and responsible sales.  We will continue to work with local businesses to enforce the laws that protect our community and its members.

 

 

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