PALM SPRINGS (CBS) — Officers arrested three people who agreed to buy alcoholic beverages for minors during a sting operation in Palm Springs, a police department spokesman said Saturday.
During the operation, a minor, under the supervision of a police officer, stands outside a liquor store and asks adults to buy them alcohol, while indicating in some way that he or she is underage, said Palm Springs police Sgt. Jon Cabrera.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
If the adult buys the alcohol, officers then arrest and cite the person for furnishing alcohol to a minor. The penalty is a minimum $1,000 fine and 24 hours of community service, Cabrera said.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
On Friday, officers cited and arrested three people in Palm Springs, he said.
The statewide operation involved investigators from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
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