Enforcement Initiatives and Operations

 

• To provide the state with an efficient and effective regulatory system for the alcoholic beverage, tobacco and consumable hemp industries (LA Administrative Code 55, LA Revised Statutes 26 & 14).

 

• To provide education and underage compliance efforts to limit access of alcohol, tobacco and consumable hemp to underage individuals.

 

ATC’s Enforcement team is dedicated to protecting the public from danger and making the state a safer place for all Louisianans. Our agents are commissioned peace officers who take part in several initiatives and operations ranging from inspecting businesses for public safety violations to assisting residents during a disaster.

 

Business Inspections

 

Although all retail and wholesale business locations are required to be inspected annually, ATC’s enforcement efforts focus on high-risk locations, meaning we more frequently inspect ATC-licensed or permitted businesses that have a recent history of public safety violations. Businesses with a history of violations go on the agency’s Priority List. Types of violations include:

 

• Initial new business inspections and permitting.

 

• Fair trade practice laws.

 

• Improper conduct on licensed premises.

 

• Serving/Selling to anyone under 21.

 

• Overserving alcohol.

 

• Illegal drug activity.

 

• Suspected human trafficking.

 


 

Underage Compliance Operations

 

Underage compliance operations involve minor underage persons who enter random retail businesses undercover to identify whether the business is selling alcohol, tobacco, or consumable hemp products to minors. These operations are a valuable tool in addressing underage access to our youth. If you are a minor or a parent of a minor interested in volunteering, contact your regional enforcement director to learn more.

 

Special Events

 

ATC’s Enforcement Agents also monitor special events where alcohol is served or sold. These include music festivals, fairs, sports events, large-scale celebrations and more.

 



State Disaster Assistance

 

Agents assist local communities and fellow state agencies during times of disaster. ATC is proud to support Louisiana communities and businesses by responding to natural or man-made disasters such as hurricanes and flooding.



 

ATC Four Region Parishes

 

Enforcement Supervisors:

 

Director of Enforcement

 

Milton J. Billberry - milton.billberry@atc.la.gov - 318-541-2428

 

 

Region 1:

 

Regional Enforcement Director - Larry Hingle – 225-772-1169

 

Special Agent in Charge – Austin Johnson – 225-400-8173

 

Special Agent in Charge – Magdiel Belette – 504-655-2787

 

REGION 1 PARISHES:

 

Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John


Region 2:

 

Regional Enforcement Director – Tiffany Daw – 225-773-8079

 

Special Agent in Charge – Kevin Hinote – 225-975-0073

 

REGION 2 PARISHES:

 

Ascension, Iberville, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Point Coupee, St Helena, St Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana


Region 3:

 

Regional Enforcement Director – Tyrone Banks – 337-296-5447

 

Special Agent in Charge – Vacant

 

REGION 3 PARISHES:

 

Acadia, Allen, Assumption, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary, , Terrebonne, Vermillion


Region 4:

 

Regional Enforcement Director – Tyrone Banks - 337-296-5447

 

Special Agent in Charge – Vacant

 

REGION 4 PARISHES:

 

Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Catahoula, Claiborne, Concordia, Desoto, East Carrol, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Carrol, Winn