AZUSA — Police and state investigators cited two people for furnishing alcohol to minors Friday during a “shoulder-tap” minor decoy operation.
Two underage decoys working with Azusa police and the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control approached 15 people at three Azusa businesses and asked them to purchase alcohol for them, according to Azusa police Sgt. Randy Schmidt.
The two people who agreed to furnish the minors with alcohol admitted the violations and were cited by police, the sergeant said. They will face potential fines and community service.
“In the minds of investigators, a successful operation would have netted zero citations or zero adults furnishing alcohol to minors,” Schmidt said.
The “shoulder-tap” sting was funded by a $26,000 grant the Azusa Police Department received from ABC in June, meant to provide for community education and enforcement of alcohol-related laws, officials said.
In September, Azusa police hosted ABC officials for a free, voluntary educational program for ABC licensees, their employees and applicants.
PHOTO courtesy of the Azusa Police Department