Lee County convenience store employee arrested for allegedly selling alcohol to minors

TABC said its workplace, Lexington Food Mart at 8889 N. Highway 77 in Lexington, has been the subject of multiple investigations.

LEXINGTON, Texas — A Lee County convenience store employee was arrested Tuesday, June 14, and charged with multiple counts of selling alcohol to minors, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) said.

Deepak Sidgel, 39, of Pflugerville, was jailed in Lee County Jail on four counts of selling alcohol to minors. He was later released after posting $7,500 bond.

TABC said his workplace, Lexington Food Mart at 8889 N. Highway 77 in Lexington, has been the subject of multiple TABC investigations for alcohol abuse. Sidgel, who was previously arrested in connection with one of those investigations, now faces a total of five counts of selling alcohol to minors, TABC said.

“Any resident with information about illegal sales of alcohol at a business is urged to contact TABC,” said Maj. Oliver Johnson of TABC’s Central Texas Regional Law Enforcement Office. “Public participation is key when it comes to identifying companies that put community safety at risk. Public guidance plays a major role in keeping businesses accountable and keeping Texans safe.

Businesses that sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 could face a fine or suspension of their liquor sales license, with repeated violations leading to permanent cancellation of the liquor license. company, TABC said. Company employees who sell alcohol to minors could also face a Class A misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and a year in jail.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact TABC by emailing [email protected] or calling 888-THE-TABC.

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