ENGLEWOOD, Fla.- A Charlotte County Sheriff's detective arrested a clerk from a local convenience store Thursday afternoon after he reportedly saw the clerk loading several containers of beer into the bed of a pickup truck occupied by several juveniles and underaged adults.
The detective was patrolling the area of RJR Convenience Store, located at 3725 S. Access Road, just before 3:00 p.m. in response to complaints that people under the age of 21 were allegedly getting alcoholic beverages there. He noted there were two people in the truck cab and six people in the truck bed; all of them appeared to be under age 21. Some appeared to be as young as middle school aged juveniles. The detective watched the clerk, 30-year-old Rajib Ahmed, carry out several containers of beer and hand them to the people occupying the truck bed.
The detective stopped the truck after it left the store and found that the oldest person in the truck was 18 years of age and the youngest person, who was in the bed of the truck, was only 10 years old.
Ahmed was taken into custody and charged with Selling Alcohol to a Person Under Age 21 and six counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. He was released on a $16,000 bond.