“In this particular decoy operation, clerks at 5 out of 15 stores visited, sold alcohol to someone who is under 21. That is one third of the stores visited and totally unacceptable. ABC agents and local law enforcement departments will continue to conduct these operations in order to educate and to see that there is compliance with the law in order to keep our communities safe from harm.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona.
OXNARD – On September 24, 2021, the Oxnard Police Department with assistance from California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents cited five clerks in the City of Oxnard for selling alcohol to someone under 21 years of age. The citations were the result of a minor decoy operation in which a decoy under the age of 21, under the direct supervision of officers and agents, attempted to purchase alcohol from 15 retail licensees in the City of Oxnard. Clerks at five of the 15 retail locations sold the alcohol to the underage decoy.
Those who sold alcohol to the decoy face a minimum fine of $250, and/or 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. In addition, ABC may take administrative action against the alcoholic beverage license of the business where alcohol was sold to the underage decoy. That may include a fine, a suspension of the license, or the permanent revocation of the license.
The clerks were cited at
- 7-Eleven, 1955 S. Patterson Road
- Doc’s Beer and Wine, 521 S. C Street
- La Colonial Market, 520 E. Third Street
- La Mexicana Market, 601 S. A Street
- Raul’s Liquor, 942 E. Fifth Street