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December 19, 2013

Police liquor sting nabs three businesses


”She was sold that red wine without being asked for identification,and was given change for the monetary value at the register and received the wine in a brown paper bag,” Ouellette said.

At 5:15 p.m., the operative went to Brutole Restaurant, 65 Newbury St., and sat at a high-topped table in the bar area. She asked for a Bud Light and was served without being asked for her age or identification, police said.

At 5:39 p.m. at the Hong Kong Cafe, 12 Maple St., the bartender served the person a Bud Light without asking for an age or ID, Ouellette said.

In all three cases, police contacted the managers on duty after the alleged transactions took place.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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