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Alcohol sting catches two establishments

Prime Time and Circle Inn cited for serving alcohol to minors


Employees at two Forest Grove establishments were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor last week during a multi-agency compliance operation involving Forest Grove Police, Hillsboro Police, North Plains Police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Cornelius deputies and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Minors acting as decoys under the direct supervision of a police officer and an agent with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission were able to obtain alcohol from the Circle Inn Tavern and Prime Time Restaurant & Sports Bar in Forest Grove.

During undercover operations the minor does not use false ID and answers truthfully if asked his or her age. The minors used in this operation were police cadets with the Hillsboro and North Plains police departments.

Forty-six different establishments were visited. The involved employees at these establishments were issued citations and the businesses could face other sanctions.

The other 42 establishments refused to sell alcohol to the decoys and were found to be in compliance.

According to Forest Grove Police spokesman Capt. Mike Herb, the operation was part of a collaborative effort to enforce laws related to the unlawful furnishing of alcohol to minors and to discourage underage drinking. More multi-agency operations are planned.

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