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Three Aloha stores sell alcohol to minor

Sheriff's sting operation leads to citations

Three stores in Aloha sold alcohol to a minor during the Washington County Sheriff's Office's latest undercover operation to combat underaged drinking.

Three clerks who sold alcohol to the 20-year-old Explorer under the supervision of a deputy were Food Mart at 18535 S.W. Tualatin Valley Hwy., Walgreens at 18470 S.W. Farmington Road and Chevron at 18560 S.W. Tualatin Valley Hwy.

The underaged buyer visited 16 stores across the Aloha area, and employees at the other 13 refused alcohol sales, according to Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Bob Ray.

The Explorer provided his valid Oregon State issued identification card if requested by the clerk.

The three clerks who sold alcohol to the underage person were cited with Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. This is a Class A misdemeanor that carries up to a $5,000 fine for the first conviction.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be following up with the owners of the businesses that sold the alcohol.