California sting busts adults buying alcohol for minors

LOS ANGELES

Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and officers from at least 109 local police agencies set up underage decoys across the state.

The decoys asked people entering a store to buy them alcohol. If they did, they were placed under arrest.

As of 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, 522 people were arrested during Operation "Shoulder Tap." The decoy program was designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol.

The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1,000 fine plus 24 hours of community service.

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