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Underage drinking fight not over yet

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Ruston Police Chief Randal Hermes said one thing that was particularly disturbing about the sting is that in at least one case, the seller looked at the ID and made the illegal sale anyway.

“The way the licenses are, it is very easy to detect if a person is under 21, so it kind of bothers us that a person has this much control over whether an underage person can purchase alcohol, and they’re ignoring the law and selling anyway,” he said.

We agree. The law is created for a reason and everyone, including bartenders and clerks, must do their part to make sure it is followed.

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