Alcohol sting nabs three businesses |

Alcohol sting nabs three businesses

Three Truckee-area businesses were caught selling alcohol to a minor in a sting operation over the weekend, authorities said.

On Nov. 17 the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control along with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office used a minor decoy to attempt to buy alcohol from 11 businesses.

Clerks from Soda Springs General Store, Donner Gate Chevron and Truckee Beacon were cited for allegedly selling to the decoy, according to a news release from Keith Royal, Sheriff-Coroner for Nevada County.

In an ABC sting operation, minors go into a business and ask for an alcoholic beverage. If minor decoys are asked their age they tell the truth, and if they are asked for identification the minors shows their actual ID. If they are served, they pay for the drink, and it’s all under the supervision of the police or the ABC, law enforcement officials told the Sun after a sting last year.

Truckee’s two 7-Elevens, two Shell stations, Longs, Savemeart, and the Glenshire General Store all denied sale to the under-age decoy, according to the release.

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