VENTURA ( — The Ventura Police Department says two liquor stores sold alcohol to a 19-year-old during a sting they call a Minor Decoy Operation.

During the operation, police send the minor into a retail location as a decoy. The minor attempts to buy liquor.

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Two of eight stores sold alcohol to the minor, according to Ventura Police.

Officials named the two stores as:

Log Cabin Liquor, located at 2457 Alameda Avenue. The cashier, Sam Hlyt, 25, was cited and released.

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Fresh Burrito, located at 2855 Johnson Drive. The clerk, Armando Carrera, 55, was cited and released.

Six businesses did not sell to the minor:

7-Eleven, 6320 Bristol Rd., Ventura
Holiday Liquor, 6346 Bristol Rd., Ventura
Johnson Drive 76 Gas Station, 2757 Johnson Dr., Ventura
Circle M Liquor, 2850 Johnson Dr., Ste D, Ventura
Northbank Liquor, 2950 Johnson Dr., Ste 117, Ventura
Blackbeards BBQ, 1591 Spinnaker Dr., Ste 115C, Ventura

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The operation was supervised by Bernadette Compean, the Police Department’s Alcohol Enforcement Officer.