Alcoholic Beverage Control Grant Operation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On Friday, August 3, 2018, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and ABC Agents, in accordance with a grant from the state of California Alcoholic Beverage Control, conducted a minor decoy and shoulder tap operation. The purpose of the operation was to deter people from buying alcoholic beverages for minors and underage patrons and to catch those committing the crime.

During the course of the county wide operation, two people were issued citations for purchasing alcohol for minors.  The minors also attempted to purchase alcohol from multiple stores, all of which denied sales to them.