Three Sherwood businesses were cited on Feb. 26 for selling alcohol to minors following a minor decoy sting conducted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Sherwood Police Department.

Albertson’s, Shari’s and Shell gas station all sold to the underage individual, according to Captain Ty Hanlon, a Sherwood police spokesman. The employees of those businesses have been cited into Sherwood Municipal Court.

The operation conducted checks of 15 businesses throughout the city where a minor decoy would approach the checkout counter with a six-pack of beer at grocery and convenience stores in Sherwood in an attempt to purchase the alcohol. In addition, the same minor made attempts to order alcoholic drinks at local restaurants and bars.

Police reported 12 businesses followed protocol and denied the sale of alcohol to the minor including Rainbow Market, the Sherwood Liquor Store, 7-Eleven, McMenamins, Two Kilts Brewing Co., Safeway, AJ’s Sports Bar, Walgreens, Manzanillo Mexican Restaurant, McKenzie’s Pub, Clancy’s and Chevron gas station. Police officials said they are committed to reducing underage drinking and will continue to make sure businesses follow state law in not selling alcohol to minors.

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