Thirsty Turtle Tavern fined for unlicensed alcohol sales

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:43 AM.

CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with State of Florida Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco, reported thousands of dollars in fines have been assessed against a Washington County business for unlicensed sale and service of liquor.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, investigators received information that the Thirsty Turtle Tavern in Caryville was illegally selling liquor to customers.  During an inspection, investigators discovered advertisements for the sell of liquor displayed.  In addition, bottles of liquor, wine, and jello shots were found at the business.

 As a result of the violations, the establishment was assessed $4,000 in fines, according to the release. Failure to pay fines could result in the revocation of the Thirsty Turtle Tavern’s license.

 Washington County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with information on illegal activity contact us at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at 

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