An employee at the Mobil gas station, 18450 Grand Avenue in unincorporated Gurnee, was recently cited for selling alcohol to a person under the age of 21, the sheriff’s office said. | Photo: Google Street View

The sheriff’s office said that clerks at six establishments in Lake County were cited for selling alcohol to minors during recent compliance checks.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said they routinely conduct alcohol compliance checks at liquor-selling establishments in Lake County.

“The compliance checks are designed to ensure businesses vending alcohol are not selling to anyone under the age of 21,” Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said.

Of the 54 establishments tested recently, six of them sold alcohol to someone under the age of 21.

The clerks in violation were ticketed for selling liquor to a minor. They are required to appear in Waukegan court.

Covelli said that notice of the violations was sent to their respective liquor commission jurisdictions.

Carl J. Elitz, 27, who is the clerk at CVS, located at 34344 Route 45 in Third Lake, was cited.

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Monohar T. Grandham, 60, who is the clerk at the Mobil, 18450 Grand Avenue in unincorporated Gurnee, was cited.

Janusz S. Stopa, 61, who is the clerk at the 7-Eleven at 20502 Milwaukee Avenue in unincorporated Deerfield, was cited.

The three additional establishments found in violation during the check were all in Beach Park, the sheriff’s office said.

Justin Defnil, 52, who is the clerk at Marathon, 38947 N Green Bay Road in Beach Park, and Abbas Adeel, 51, who is the clerk at Citgo, 39039 North Lewis Avenue in Beach Park, were both cited.

The third Beach Park establishment cited was the Mobil, 39119 North Lewis Avenue, whose clerk was Michael E. Andersen, 59.