Temple Terrace Area Clerk Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Minors

A countywide sting netted 31 arrests.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff Office’s and the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco teamed up yesterday to remind store clerks that selling alcohol to minors is against the law.
During the countywide sting, 141 retail alcohol vendors received a visit from 18- to 19-year-old undercover administrative aides. Those that sold alcohol to the minors paid the price.
In the Temple Terrace area, one clerk was arrested during the March 8 sting. Monir Msalma, 53, was arrested for selling at the , 2245 E. Fletcher Ave.

All of those arrested were issued a notice to appear in court and were released at the scene, sheriff’s office officials say.
The crackdown was planned to raise awareness about underage drinking as Spring Break 2012 gets under way, the sheriff’s office said in a media release. Deputies will continue to spot check stores throughout the Spring Break season, the release states.

Quentin March 09, 2012 at 08:28 PM
22nd and Fletcher is Temple Terrace area? How about we get some people who know where the city is. This is an example of poor work
Sherri Lonon March 09, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Hi Quentin, thanks for the feedback! Temple Terrace Patch covers an area much larger than the city limits alone. Hope that helps address your concern!
Quentin March 09, 2012 at 08:55 PM
No it actually does not, covering whatever area would still require you correctly ID the territory. the city ends at 52nd and Fletcher your location is 30 blocks away from there. not even close!------- "IN THE TEMPLE TERRACE AREA, one clerk was arrested during the March 8 sting. Monir Msalma, 53, was arrested for selling at the Citgo Gas Station, 2245 E. Fletcher Ave.. that's just a huge fail on your part.
Rhonda March 09, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Quentin, it does not matter where it happened. What matters that he was wrong to be selling to underaged individuals.
Temple Terrace resident March 09, 2012 at 10:11 PM
As a disclamier, "Quentin" is the curious "nom de plume" of an anonymous blogger. “Quentin Roosevelt” was their original pen name, and historically was also the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Quentin March 09, 2012 at 11:02 PM
my name IS Quentin Roosevelt no relation whatsoever to the famous family So you are horribly wrong. I took my last name off for privacy purposes. So you look foolish. It does matter when an alleged professional says Temple Terrace area and it might as well be Pasco. Plus Rimbey use your own name, don't hide.
Quentin March 09, 2012 at 11:56 PM
P.S. if that was not my name why would I worry about removing my last name. DUHHH Not as smart as you thought you were huh.
Robyn March 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Our youth in Temple Terrace frequent this area ao it is relevant to us
Quentin March 11, 2012 at 01:58 AM
If your children are frequenting 22nd and Fletcher one, they have a drug problem and 2 you're poor at parenting.


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