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Three clerks in Menlo Park cited for selling alcohol to minors

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Menlo police cars parked at the station

Three clerks and servers in Menlo Park were cited Friday, Jan. 20, for the sale of alcohol to minors following a decoy operation by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Menlo Park Police, according to a press release.

The decoy operation targeted six retail licensees in Menlo Park, in which minors attempted to buy alcohol under the supervision of agents.

The violation carries a minimum fine of $250, and possibly 24 to 32 hours of community service for a first violation. The ABC also plans to pursue action against the alcohol licenses of the businesses that violated liquor laws by selling alcohol to minors.

The citations were made as a part of statewide checks by the ABC to reduce minors' access to alcohol through a grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control through the department’s Alcohol Policing Partnership Program.

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