Texas Bars Busted in ‘Operation Bottoms Up’
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released their findings in an undercover operation conducted on Texas bars and restaurants.
Results yielded from "Operation Bottoms Up" revealed that 40 samples from 21 of the 68 licensed retailers substituted top shelf liquor ordered by investigators for lower end brands.
The Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission stated in a press release: "TABC is in the process of filing administrative notices against 14 licensed retailers. Investigations remain open on seven additional retailers. Retailers with violations could face administrative penalties including a fine and suspension of their liquor license."
Reports did not indicate that any Lubbock establishments were found to be linked to any of these violations.