Newport Police say they performed another alcohol sales compliance sweep Friday to ensure that the thirteen stores they frequented with a teen decoy were following the rules: No alcohol sales to underage minors.
Of the thirteen businesses, police report two of them sold alcohol to a minor who was carrying a legal ID showing the holder’s correct date of birth. Police identified the two businesses; Bay Street Market on Bay Boulevard and Newport Chevron at 15th and 101, both in Newport.
Citations were issued to the clerks making the sale and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission was notified of the violations.
Police say they will continue to conduct compliance checks during the coming months until 100% of all businesses that sell alcohol have been checked at least once. They remind business owners that while police routinely, through the news media, give advance warnings before launching a decoy operation, such checks may not be given advance notice on the discretion of police.