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Alcohol Compliance Checks were conducted on Thursday, June 27, 2019, in McAlester and Krebs in Pittsburg County. These ACCs were a combined effort of Neighbors Building Neighborhoods Regional Prevention Coordinator, city of McAlester Police Department, city of Krebs Police Department and our underage youth volunteer.

Out of the 34 businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages they visited, seven were non-compliant and sold to a minor. Six of those businesses were in the city of McAlester and the other one was in Krebs.

Alcohol compliance checks are conducted because they have been shown to be an effective strategy in reducing underage drinking. With the continuing partnership with local law enforcement, compliance checks will become more frequent in Pittsburg County.

We are still aiming for 100% compliance to curtail this serious issue of underage drinking in our community.

Neighbors Building Neighborhoods’ Regional Prevention Coordinator’s primary focus is to serve as a prevention community liaison. Neighbors Building Neighborhoods educates and informs communities through multiple strategies including community based services, environmental strategies, early recognition, and referral. We take a proactive approach in reducing substance abuse among communities. Neighbors Building Neighborhoods, SAMSHA & ODMHSAS. For more information contact Neighbors Building Neighborhoods at 918-760-4748 or 918-424-6301.