Sacramento, CA | Several people busted in Sacramento Friday for purchasing alcohol for minors.
As part of a state-wide operation, agents from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) with Sacramento Police Department DUI Enforcement Officers ran sting operations throughout the day.
Several teams were in the field utilizing actual under-aged decoys who would approach individuals entering a liquor store or market, disclosed their age and asked the persons to purchase alcohol for them.
In one incident at Natomas Liquor, the sales clerk (not knowing an operation was under way) even warned the female purchaser that if she was purchasing the beer for minors not to do it; she made the purchase any way and gave the beer to the decoy minors waiting outside the store.
When the officers moved in for the bust, the woman attempted to explain her actions away but was advised by agents that the entire thing was recorded as the cuffs went on.
Sergeant Andrew Pettit, Public Information Officer for the Sacramento Police Department stated that this is a misdemeanor offense. As long as today’s arrestees did not have other wants or warrants outstanding, they were cited and released to appear in court at a later date to answer for their actions.
Pettit stated that this is an annual operation around Saint Patrick’s Day in an effort to deter under-aged drink leading to accidents and death.
Sergeant Andrew Pettit talks about the operation…
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