DOWNEY – Two people were cited for buying alcohol for minors during a joint “shoulder tap” operation conducted by the Downey and Whittier police departments, authorities said this week.
In the operation, a juvenile under the supervision of a police officer stands outside a liquor or convenience store and asks customers to purchase alcohol for them. The decoy states they are under 21 years old and can’t buy alcohol for themselves.
Adults who purchase alcohol for the minor are cited by police officers.
Downey and Whittier police officers cited two adults for buying alcohol. Another two people were arrested for possession of illegal narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.