Store Owners Charged With Selling Liquor & Tobacco To Minors

After a two month campaign by police, two store owners have been charged with selling alcohol and tobacco to minors.

Saima Sheikh was charged with four counts of illegal sales of alcohol to minors and four counts of illegal sales of tobacco to minors. Masood Sheikh was charged with one count of illegal sale of alcohol to minors and one count of illegal sales of tobacco to minors. The two own M&S Convenience Store on Lennoxville Road in Beaufort.

Beaufort police say over a two month period detectives conducted surveillance and used informants to purchase alcohol and tobacco products. They say M&S was the only store that sold the products to minors.

Police say they'll continue to randomly check for violations at all establishments in Beaufort which sell alcohol and tobacco products.

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  • by maestro Location: Beaufort on Mar 2, 2010 at 06:08 PM
    Kids had been buying alcohol and tobacco here for years before this; pretty much ever since these two took over the store. I'm surprised these arrests weren't made about five years ago. Nice to see some proactive police work. Way to go!
  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 27, 2010 at 09:02 AM
    Dale they change names every 5 years anyway this is when their tax exemption end's and they start all over again under a new owner.A store near me has been caught many times beer,cigarette,counterfit good's you name it.even the nasty folk's had a health grade of as usual chugging right along.
  • by santa fe Location: wilson on Feb 27, 2010 at 06:41 AM
    those store owners ask for I.D.most store do not care but it is the law kid should carry book not beer
  • by Robert Humberstone, Sr. Location: NC on Feb 27, 2010 at 06:00 AM
    Yet nobody arrested them kids for buying the stuff. These people are just tryin' to stay afloat in an Obamaconomy. Jail them kids and their parents for letting them buy smokes and beer. Thats what the law should be. Jail them kids. Ain't up to no good anyway.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Feb 27, 2010 at 01:09 AM
    Gee OutsideLookingIn; part of the reason for getting the wine back then was to get you girls interested in going out with me. I wish I had known...I woulda bought you some makeup instead! (much easier, less risky, too)
  • by sea star Location: beaufort,n.c. on Feb 26, 2010 at 10:29 PM
    those folks are literally "right in my back yard".....good on 'EM....had it coming for a long while with the tobacco.....but I had no idea she was selling beer to kids.....
  • by Big Al Location: Greene Co on Feb 26, 2010 at 08:39 PM
    To Wow, I guess you area big bleeding heart liberal who loves these terrorist backing store owners who break the laws! I happen to have a lot of friends who are from the middle east and they do not break the laws. As far as myself living in a trailer park I guess We will see you on the Jerry Springer show to because you just might live next to me in the trailer park in your mind. I own my own home, I worked hard for it and I pay taxes . But it is ok you go back and enjoy your O Bama Kool aid and your stimulus money that my tax dollars paid you. Enjoy because when the repubs take back the White House and the Congress and the Senate you will no longer get your free Kool Aid and Trailer Park Vouchers to live on ! Have a great day WOW!
  • by Dale Reason Location: walstonburg on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:50 PM
    He is just going to put the store in his brother's name like the all do.
  • by hmm on Feb 26, 2010 at 05:46 PM
    a certain convenient store near the intersection of old blounts creek road and hwy 33 in chocowinity should be checked as well. I hear of kids buying tobacco there all the time...
  • by Vance on Feb 26, 2010 at 03:41 PM
    I think they are under cover.She has taken her vail off and erased her red cyclops beam and he has shaved a day or two ago.Anybody else see this?
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