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Claremont liquor store employee cited for selling to a minor

One Claremont liquor store and more than 20 other establishments throughout southern California were cited last week for selling alcohol and lottery products to minors.

Claremont police joined forces with 13 other local groups in a multi-agency sting operation organized to make sure stores throughout southern California were complying to rules for selling alcohol, tobacco and lottery products. The enforcement procedure was funded by a grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.   

A total of 208 locations, seven in Claremont, were tested during the operation. During the test at Wine and Liquor Market, 750, S. Indian Hill Blvd., one employee was arrested and issued a citation for selling alcohol to a minor, according to Claremont police. According to regulations, the penalty for selling alcohol, tobacco or lottery items to an individual under the legal age is a $1000 fine and 25 hours of service to the community.

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