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12:42 PM Sun, Sept. 23rd

Curbing Underage Buying successful

Prescott Valley Police Department collaborated with the Arizona Department of Liquor, Prescott Police Department and Chino Valley Police Department to host a Curbing Underage Buying detail in the tri-city area Saturday, June 7.

Of the 15 locations that CUB targeted, three Prescott locations sold alcohol to minors.

A clerk sold a bottle of Mike's Hard Lemonade to a minor at Woody's, 501 Copper Basin Road.

An employee of Park Plaza Deli and Liquor, 402 W. Goodwin St., sold a can of San Miguel's Malt Beverage to a minor. He asked to see the minor's identification and then sold it anyway.

A minor was able to buy a can of Guiness beer at the Liquor Barn, 405 W. Goodwin St.

Law enforcement partnered with kids ages 15 to 19 and visited liquor stores where the minors tried to buy alcohol. If they were unsuccessful, police notified the store by mail to commend their store clerk.

In the three instances where the kids were successful, an officer cited the store clerk on charges including failure to check for ID and selling alcohol to an underage person.

When the store clerk asked the minors' age, they had to tell the truth.

Police plan additional CUB details and other types of enforcement activities this year.