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Sep 4, 2015We have heard from restaurant and bar owners in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville about what folks say is an ABC sting for sales to minors. Several folks have described a sting where 3 or 4 ABC agents sit at a table and order food. Folks over the age of 21 order alcoholic beverages, but an agent under the age of 21 does not try to order alcohol.
Yes, I'm running down the railway track
Could you help me? Police on my back
They will catch me if I dare drop back
Won't you give me all the speed I lack
I agree the abc may not execute that sting. But local municipalities playing the game are not under the same guidelines as the tabc. The Montgomery county sheriffs office just had a bunch of drug possession cases tossed because the deputies set up on I-24 and were stopping cars that just looked like they were packed for bonnaroo. They actually stated that they were using "going to bonnaroo" as probable cause to stop the cars. Their dashboard cams showed them standing on the side of the interstate watching for cars with "hippies" in them and then jumping in their cars and chasing down kids cars. You can never underestimate them.
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