VICTORVILLE – California Alcoholic Beverage Control agents and Victorville police officers cited eight store clerks for selling alcohol to an underage decoy on January 25, 2018.
“Officers and agents sent a decoy under the age of 21 into 43 businesses and that decoy was able to purchase alcohol at seven of them,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona, who reviewed a Victorville Police Department press release. “That’s closing in on 20 percent. Can you imagine if statewide, 20 percent of the stores that sell alcohol were selling it to those under 21? We must continue to educate ABC licensees and their clerks. ABC agents are stretched thin when you look at the number of licensees in this state versus the number of ABC agents. Thankfully they continue to team with local police departments to conduct these law enforcement operations.”
Agents and officers cited eight employees at seven locations. Each of the seven businesses where underage alcohol purchases were made, received a notice of the violation. In addition, the Victorville Police Department said the businesses that refused the underage sales will receive a notice advising of the operation and their successful compliance.