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San Diego Sheriff’s Department deputies, in conjunction with state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents, conducted Minor Decoy and Shoulder Tap operations in the Vista area Friday night.

Under the Minor Decoy program, an underage individual enters a state-licensed facility serving alcohol and attempts to buy a drink. Of 12 establishments visited, six served the decoy. Six adults and one juvenile were cited during the sweep.

The Shoulder Tap program places minors outside stores, where they solicit customers to purchase alcohol on their behalf. Of 23 individuals solicited, three agreed to buy for the decoy. Two were arrested, cited, and released, while the third was taken into custody for driving under the influence, having driven to the store while drunk himself.

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mridolf Feb. 27, 2012 @ 8:34 p.m.

What they failed to mention that was the 'minors' were probably young females and the buyers were young men. Just as San Diego's finest used to implant recent female academy graduates into local high schools to entice 'fellow students' to acquire drugs for them. We really need to lower the legal drinking age in the USA, to be like the rest of the civilized world. As a consolation to our heavy puritan heritage, I'd agree to the age of 19. 21 is so, 'random' so to speak.


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