Texas store clerk arrested on multiple charges of selling alcohol to minors

Deepak Sedgill, 39, of Pflugerville, faces a total of five counts of selling alcohol to minors. He worked at the Lexington Food Mart on Interstate 77 in Lexington. (tapek)

A Lee County store clerk has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of selling alcohol to minors following an investigation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC).

Deepak Sedgill, 39, of Pflugerville, was booked into Lee County Jail on June 14 on four counts of alcohol-minor sales. He was later released after posting $7,500 bond.

Sidgel worked at the Lexington Food Mart on Interstate 77 in Lexington. The store has been the subject of multiple investigations regarding improper alcohol sales, according to TABC.

TABC says Sidgel, who was previously arrested in connection with one of those investigations, now faces a total of five counts of selling alcohol to minors.

“Any resident with information about illegal alcohol sales at the company is requested to contact TABC,” said Major Oliver Johnson of TABC’s Central Texas Regional Law Enforcement Office. “Public participation is critical when it comes to identifying companies that put the safety of the community at risk. Advice from the public plays a key role in holding companies accountable and keeping Texas safe.”

Companies selling alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 could face a fine or suspension of their license to sell alcohol, with repeat violations leading to permanent revocation of the company’s liquor license. Company employees who sell alcohol to minors may also face a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 and imprisonment for up to one year.

Anyone with information on the current case is asked to contact TABC by sending an email.

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