Investigators from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), the Monrovia Police Department and the Bell Gardens Police Department arrested five people in an undercover operation targeting sales of alcoholic beverages to minors. The operations were conducted on June 21, 2019, and June 22, 2019, in the general area of the 400 block of West Duarte Road and the 200 block of West Huntington Drive in the City of Monrovia.
ABC Investigators and police personnel from Monrovia and Bell Gardens used several resources for the operation, one being the Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation that targets adults who purchase alcohol for people younger than 21 years of age. The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is a minimum $1,000 fine and 24 hours of community service.
The operation resulted in five people arrested for furnishing or purchasing alcoholic beverages for minors. The suspects were booked and issued court citations.
This project was a part of the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control’s Minor Decoy / Shoulder Tap Grant project, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.