Williamson Daily News

On Saturday night, Jan. 5, officers of the West Virginia State Police in conjunction with the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration conducted a raid on a local establishment, which resulted in 36 citations being issued for underage consumption.

Those cited ranged in age from 17 to 20, and each individual will have to appear in Mingo County Magistrate Court at a later date.

According to Sgt. M.S. Lively with the Williamson detachment of the WVSP, officers from both departments were performing a routine spot check at the Borderline Bar and Grill on East Third Avenue in downtown Williamson.

"The WVSP along with the WVABC acted on several complaints regarding underage drinking at the establishment," Lively said. No information could be obtained as to whether the owners of the Borderline were cited or if their license had been taken.

Tim Deems, enforcement director with the WVABC, said he could not comment since the investigation is ongoing.

The Borderline, a popular local bar, has been cited several times in the past on the same charges. There have been reports of fights outside the club in the past few weeks, and police officials said they had received numerous complaints about the establishment in the past few months.