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Placer County Receives $40,000 Grant to Combat Underage Drinking

Businesses selling alcohol to minors will be scrutinized by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. Public Information Officer Dena Erwin says the Sheriff’s office has received a grant for forty thousand dollars to combat underage drinking in this next year. Erwin says most businesses are complying with the law.

“It was $40,000 that we are going to use to combat underage drinking and alcohol sales to minors in the county, which has been a problem in the past. But we just did a sting with 20 businesses and only one of those businesses sold alcohol to the minor.”

The grant will be used for a decoy program; where under age people will contact customers or store clerks in an attempt to purchase alcohol. The grant will also be used to educate parents, teenager and businesses about sales of alcohol to underage people. 

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