On October 6th, 2020

California ABC Agents and Redding PD Conduct Shoulder Tap Operation

REDDING – On October 5, 2020, California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents and Redding Police Department officers conducted a shoulder tap operation from 5:00-10:00 pm in the City of Redding.  The operation targeted adults who purchase alcohol for people under 21 years of age.  During the operation, a person under 21 and under the direct supervision of officers and agents, stands outside a liquor or convenience store and asks patrons to buy them alcohol after indicating they are underage and cannot purchase the alcohol for themselves.  The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1,000 fine and 24 hours of community service.

During the shoulder tap operation on October 5th, 17 adults were contacted, and two individuals were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor: Wyatt Richard Williams Stier, 23, of Redding, and Joseph David Trujillo, 65, of Redding.

“A perfect outcome would be zero individuals refusing to purchase alcohol for the underage decoy,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “The more we educate people about the dangers of underage drinking and the penalties for furnishing alcohol to those under 21, the safe we all become.  Thank you to ABC agents and local law enforcement officers for conducting these operations to keep our young people and the rest of us safe, out on the roads, in our neighborhoods, and in our communities.”

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