State seeks clampdown on online alcohol sales
By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Verde Independent
Work unusual hours?
Or just woke up in the middle of the night and suddenly realized you forgot someone’s birthday and need to send them a case of wine?
Well, the way Attorney General Mark Brnovich sees it, you can’t get on your computer and order booze between 2 and 6 a.m., even if you’re not planning to have your order delivered until more reasonable hours — and even if that order is going out of state.
The reason all this became a legal issue is because of questions raised John Cocca, director of the state Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. He said the way people buy beer, wine and hard liquor is changing.
“There are a lot more Internet sales and a lot more people ordering alcohol over the Internet or via the computer or over the phone,’’ he said.