Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Idaho State Police Underage Alcohol Sting: Most Businesses in Compliance But Adults Still Willing to Purchase Booze for Minors

Posted By on Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 1:04 PM

After conducting 93 alcohol age-compliance checks at businesses in Caldwell, Emmett and Nampa, the Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control reports that the overwhelming majority were in compliance, but law enforcement also found a "willingness of adults to purchase alcohol for minors."

ISP said underage youths, working with plainclothes and uniformed officers, entered these businesses and attempted to illegally purchase alcoholic beverages. Eighty-three businesses refused to sell to underage buyers.

But misdemeanor citations were issued to 10 businesses.

Additionally, five of 12 adults that were asked to purchase alcohol for an underage buyer made the purchase. Those adults were also issued misdemeanor citations.

Detectives report that during the operation, one adult male even took money out of his own wallet to purchase beer for an underage female, and another adult insisted on purchasing a particular type of beer for the minor because it had greater alcohol content.

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