Shoulder Tap Operation – San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

Recently, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department joined forces with hundreds of law enforcement agencies for a Shoulder Tap operation across California.

Watch this video from CBS News 8 to see Sheriff’s Deputies and agents with the California Department of Alcoholic and Beverage Control (ABC) conduct the sweep in the East County on March 12th.

Shoulder Tap is slang for teenagers hanging out in front of liquor or convenience stores and asking adults entering the business to buy alcohol for them.

Buying or providing alcohol to someone under 21 is against the law in California. If you are convicted, you could face up to six months in jail, up to a $1,000 fine and 24 hours of community service.

The goal of the operation is to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. This operation was part of a $100,000 grant from ABC. The money will be used to fight alcohol-related crimes and educate ABC-licensed businesses to make communities safer.

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