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Clerk arrested for selling beer to minors still working at store

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Amen Naguib was arrested November 22. Amen Naguib was arrested November 22.

A west Nashville store clerk caught selling beer to minors is still on the job, despite the store owner telling News 2 he fired the man following his arrest.

Metro police arrested Amen Naguib November 22 after he sold beer to an undercover underage decoy sent into the Stop and Shop Tobacco and Beer store on White Bridge Road.

Police told News 2 the store had developed a system to sell cases of beer to underage high school students for $40.

During the operation, the Nashville Prevention Partnership outfitted decoys with a hidden camera that captured video of Naguib selling beer after the decoy asked for the $40 deal.

The owner of the Stop and Shop Tobacco and Beer store was also cited for selling beer to an underage decoy the same night.

Police said students from Montgomery Bell Academy, Father Ryan and Ensworth high schools were implicated in the operation.

A 16-year-old Ensworth student was arrested during the operation after he purchased beer at the store and police later found marijuana packaged for resale on him.  A 19-year-old in the car with the student was also cited for being in possession of alcohol.
A Father Ryan student's parent tipped police off to the operation after he caught his child with beer. The student told the parent where they got the beer and what to say to let the clerk know they knew about the $40 deal.

Naguib was scheduled to appear before the Metropolitan Beer Permit Board Thursday but he did not show up. News 2 found him working at the Stop and Shop Tobacco and Beer store.

He declined to comment when asked about his arrest and pending case in front of the beer permit board. 

Naguib is scheduled to appear in a Davidson County courtroom on December 11 in connection with the criminal charges he faces for allegedly selling beer to the decoys.
Stop and Shop Tobacco and Beer shop owner Wael Timothawes was not listed on the beer permit board's agenda Thursday.

The beer permit board will hold a hearing for Naguib's case in either January or February depending on the beer permit board's schedule.

After the hearing, the clerk could be given a fine and the west Nashville store could lose its permit to sell beer.

This is the second time the store has been in trouble with the beer permit board.  The board fined the store $2,500 in September for selling beer to a minor.

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