Truckee Police cites one in underage alcohol sting |

Truckee Police cites one in underage alcohol sting

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Officers issued one citation last Friday during a sting operation intended to educate residents about underage drinking.

According to a TPD press release, underage decoys attempted to buy alcohol at three town locations. At two of the locations, business owners asked the decoys to leave after they contacted more than 30 people, none of whom would oblige.

“In fact, several patrons admonished the decoys that trying to get someone to purchase alcohol for them was wrong,” officials said.

At the third location, officers cited James Oller, 32, for furnishing alcohol to a minor and also possession of marijuana after he admitted to buying alcohol for the decoys, according to TPD.

The sting was performed to raise awareness of underage drinking in the area as part of TPD’s Sober Graduation Program.

“A recent survey of local high school students showed that youth obtain alcohol from sources to include simply asking a legal age adult to make the purchase for them,” officials said. “Whether it is a family member or a stranger, providing alcohol to a minor is against the law.”

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