A convenience store cashier was arrested Tuesday after an undercover investigation by the Special Operations Units accused him of selling alcoholic beverages to a minor under age 21, Columbus police said.
Amar Singh, 64, of Columbus was taken into custody about 5:03 p.m. at the BP Food Mart at 2317 Veterans Parkway. He was taken to the Muscogee County Jail and held for a hearing in Recorder’s Court.
Using a confidential informant under the age of 21, police said the informant was given $10 and sent into the convenience store to get a six-pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade, a popular alcoholic beverage. The underage informant took the beverage to the cashier who failed to ask for valid identification or a driver’s license.
The informant paid $9.17 for the alcoholic beverage and returned to an unmarked police vehicle in the parking lot. Members of the police unit entered the store and took Singh into custody without incident.
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The alcoholic beverage was seized by police.