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Minors are denied booze at most spots in undercover sting

Nine area liquor stores passed an undercover test Friday when clerks denied minors wanting to buy booze, but five stores got caught in the sting by state and local agencies.

Underage youth posing as customers for the Grass Valley Police Department and Nevada County Sheriff’s Office bought liquor at Oak Street Market, Brighton Street Grocery, Shell, Circle K and Arco in Grass Valley. The clerks, one of whom also was younger than 18, received citations.

A complaint against the clerks will be sent to the county district attorney’s office. The California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control will seek sanctions against the stores, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Clerks at the Bottle Shop, Flyers 31, Flyers 41, Longs Bottle Shop, Robinson Petroleum, the Station House, Chevron, Shell and Golden Empire Market, in Grass Valley, all denied booze to the decoys.

– The Union staff

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