The Department of Consumer Protection announced today the results of a series of compliance checks conducted on Saturday, June 7, to identify stores that would sell alcohol to persons under the legal age of 21. On Saturday, June 7 in Milford, agents from the Department\u2019s Liquor Control Division conducted a joint undercover compliance operation with officers from the Milford Police Department and youth volunteers from the Governor\u2019s Prevention Partnership. Thirty package stores and grocery stores that sell beer were tested for compliance. Five of these stores allegedly failed the compliance check by selling alcoholic liquor to the volunteer underage youth. The five stores that allegedly failed are: \u2022 Super Stop and Shop, 855 Bridgeport Avenue \u2022 XPECT, 480 Boston Post Road \u2022 Mike\u2019s Package Store, 748 Boston Post Road \u2022 Loading Dock Wine & Spirits, 1469-B Boston Post Road \u2022 Woodmont Package Store, 1548 New Haven Avenue \u201cThe routine compliance operations are not intended to hurt local businesses, but they do remind permittees to be vigilant,\u201d Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein said.\u00a0 \u201cOur goal is to identify any local business that sells liquor to minors \u2013 knowingly or unknowingly \u2014 and bring them back into compliance with State liquor laws.\u00a0 Permittees need to routinely check identification before selling liquor and train their employees to do the same. During the compliance check, if the volunteer youth are asked for their age and identification before making a liquor purchase, they will hand over their actual ID, and tell their true age.\u201d The commissioner thanked Police Chief Keith Mello and the men and women of the Milford Police Department for their efforts, and expressed his gratitude to the Governor\u2019s Prevention Partnership for its ongoing support of these enforcement efforts. The five stores that allegedly sold liquor to a minor will each be scheduled for an administrative hearing before the Liquor Control Commission, at which time they will have the opportunity to address the charges.