Alcohol Retailers Perfect on Compliance

Bill Hawley, Community Resource Center of Johnson County
Bill Hawley, Community Resource Center of Johnson County

In just two years, those that sell alcohol in Buffalo have come a long way in reducing the number of underage people purchasing alcohol.
Two years ago, during an undercover operation, retailers had a 75 percent failure rate in selling alcohol to minors. This year that number has changed to 100 percent compliance.

Bill Hawley, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator with the Community Resource Center of Johnson County, explains what that means to the community.
Hawley said the point to the compliance checks was to keep kids from buying alcohol and to cut down on the numbers of minors consuming alcohol.He was pleased with the collaborative effort between all of the entities involved in the program.
Hawley daid compliance has come along way in a short time, and he is proud of that fact. But, there is still work to be done to ensure that Buffalo's youth is protected.
For more information on this program, to find out how to help, or find out about other programs offered, contact the Community Resource Center of Johnson County at 684-7933, or check them out online at

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