An investigation into the sale of alcohol to a person under the age of 21 was conducted by investigators on Friday, Jan. 27 at Country Rock Cafe at 2700 North Expressway, Griffin. The investigation, said Sheriff Wendell Beam, led to the arrest of Country Rock employee Tiffany Diane Schafer. 34, on charges of furnishing/sale of alcohol to a person under 21 years of age.
No other arrests were made, Beam said.
“We were trying to stop it at the source,” Beam said.
In an unrelated investigation, Beam said, in response to complaints that the Country Rock Cafe was using chains and padlocks to secure the exit doors, investigators conducted an inspection of the business on Jan. 14, and found chains and padlocks securing the exit doors.
Beam said this activity violates the state fire code and Spalding County ordinances. The manager, Robert James Bateman, 37, has been charged with the violation under the Spalding County ordinance.
While that matter has been taken care of, Beam said his office “will make periodic checks to verify.”