Belmont Beverage Voluntarily Bans Alcoholic Energy Drinks

By Scott Sarvay

November 10, 2010 Updated Nov 10, 2010 at 7:34 PM EDT

INDIANA (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Officials in Indiana are joining a nationwide push to ban the sale of alcoholic energy drinks.

Wednesday, the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers asked stores to voluntarily remove alcoholic drinks, such as "Four Loko", from their shelves.

Some area liquor stores are showing concern for how the so-called "blackout in a can" is being marketed.

Operations Manager for Belmont Beverage Gary Gardner says, “24 ounces of a highly caffeinated, high alcohol beverage, in a single serving, that you can wrap your hand around and go. That's the problem. That is the problem."

Gardner said all 27 area Belmont Beverage locations have already pulled "Four Loko" from their shelves.

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