Some parents in the Sacramento area are cheering the work of California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents after an ABC investigation lead to the indefinite suspension of the liquor license at the Come-N-Go Food Store on Freeport Blvd.
"This case obviously was a huge priority for our ABC agents," said Alan Barcelona, president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) which represents ABC agents. "The crimes happened mid-June and the liquor license was suspended July first. That process typically takes months and months. It indicates to me, there were some serious violations going on, and on a regular basis and swift action was necessary."
ABC agents cited Come-N-Go Food Store owner Daniel Tung Sun on June 12, 2014 for selling alcoholic beverages to two 17-year-olds. Later, on the very same day, agents arrested him after he allegedly sold alcoholic beverages to a 16-year-old. He was released from jail on June 13 and on June 14 allegedly sold alcoholic beverages to a 19-year-old.
"This was not a decoy operation," added Barcelona. "These were kids getting their hands on alcoholic beverages presumably because no one was asking for i-d's. When something like that happens, word among teens spreads quickly. I commend our ABC agents for moving in and putting a stop to this. Who knows how long this has been going on and how many people have been hurt or put in harm's way because of this criminal behavior."
According to on-line Sacramento County Superior Court records, a jury found Sun guilty of furnishing alcohol to a minor back in 1987. He was placed on probation for three years. In 1992 he was placed on one year probation after pleading no contest to a Health and Safety Violation.
Sun is currently charged with three counts of selling alcoholic beverages to a minor and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was arraigned and appointed a public defender on July 1. His next court appearance is set for August 5.
The Sacramento Police Department assisted ABC agents with this investigation.