Three cited for allegedly selling booze to minor |

Three cited for allegedly selling booze to minor

Three store clerks were cited on suspicion of selling alcohol to minors during a minor decoy sting by the sheriff’s office and the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, according to a written statement released by the sheriff’s office today.

Jeanet Anderson, 52, a clerk at the Country Store on Tyler Foote Crossing Road, Jennifer Dunphy, 31, from Mother Truckers and Joyce Nunley, 47, at the Sierra Superstop in North San Juan were all issued citations Friday for selling alcohol to the minor decoy, Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal reported.

“The sheriff’s office goal throughout this minor decoy operation is to encourage greater compliance of businesses and in preventing the sales of alcohol to minors,” Royal wrote.

However, clerks at seven other locations refused to sell the minor alcohol. Those clerks worked at the Rainbow Market north of Nevada City, the Bonanza Market in Nevada City, The Bottle Shop on Nevada City Highway, The Bottle Shop on Colfax Highway, Chicago Park Store, the Cedar Ridge “Y” Store and the Cedar Ridge Country Store.

Complaints against the clerks will be forwarded to the Nevada County Districts Attorney’s Office, Royal said.

The ABC will be seeking administrative sanctions against the violating businesses, according to the sheriff’s statement.

Funding for the decoy operation is provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, according to the sherif.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User