Four Arcata Businesses Sell Booze To Minor Decoy

HSU Press Release

ARCATA – On Saturday, Nov. 2, Humboldt State University Police partnered with agents from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and conducted a “minor decoy” sting operation within the city of Arcata. A minor with valid state identification attempted to purchase alcohol at multiple local businesses.

Four businesses sold alcohol to the 19-year-old. These businesses were issued citations and will receive further administrative actions from ABC.

The businesses that unlawfully sold alcohol were: Arcata Liquors, Chevron (Valley West Boulevard), Gas 4 Less (Spear Avenue and Alliance Boulevard) and Libation. ABC is expected to continue operations in the area partnered with local law enforcement in the near future.


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