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Beer Bust: Montgomery Co. Council Member Proposes Review of Liquor Control

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    Special hearings are being proposed to decide whether Montgomery County, Maryland, should get out of the booze business after a News4 I-Team uncovered problems of alleged theft and drinking on the job inside a county liquor agency. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014)

    Special hearings are being proposed to decide whether Montgomery County, Maryland, should get out of the booze business after a News4 I-Team uncovered problems of alleged theft and drinking on the job inside a county liquor agency.

    The Department of Liquor Control handles all alcohol sales in Montgomery County, and multiple sources told the I-Team some county employees have been stealing beer they're supposed to be delivering and selling it on the side.

    The I-Team also found delivery crews pouring what appears to be alcohol into cups and driving government vehicles.

    Council member Hans Reimer is proposing a special committee review how the department operates and whether the county should continue to sell alcohol.

    Hearings could start in January.