A Carbon County business has been cited for violation of the state liquor code by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Wilkes-Barre Enforcement Office.

Sommers Inn Inc., 50 W. Ludlow St., Summit Hill, was cited for six offenses of the state code. The violations alleged were possessed or operated gambling devices or paraphernalia or permitted gambling or lotteries, poolselling and/or bookmaking on the licensed premises; the licensed premises was not a bona fide restaurant in that insufficient food items were maintained; failed to maintain malt or brewed beverage dispensing system cleaning records; failed to keep records on the licensed premises, all occurring on May 10. Also, failed to post signage as required by the Clean Indoor Air Act, occurring on Feb. 4-6-19, April 27 and May 10; and licensee, by its servants, agents or employees, smoked and/or permitted smoking in a public place where smoking was prohibited, occurring on Feb. 4-6-19, April 27 and May 10.,

These charges will be brought before an administrative law judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50 to $1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. In addition, the judge can impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the charge brought.