Sheriff arrests three men for furnishing alcohol to minors in sting operation

drugs times;”>On 2-6-2015, sale the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office conducted an alcohol enforcement operation. Underage minor decoys were used, medical under the direct supervision of law enforcement officers, to solicit adults outside California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) licensed stores to purchase alcohol for the minors. The goal of this operation was to limit minors’ access to alcohol.

Underage decoys were used in an attempt to solicit others to purchase alcohol for them in different locations throughout the unincorporated areas of West County. Approximately 19 subjects at 6 locations were solicited during the operation. Three adult males purchased alcohol for the minor decoys,

Mario Ojeda, John Oretta and Juan Valerio, all from Oxnard. The subjects were arrested for BP 25658(a)/furnishing alcohol to a minor. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Headquarters Station wants to thank the other 16 subjects who refused to purchase alcohol for the minors.

The Ventura County Sheriff Headquarters Station will continue to conduct periodic operations in an effort to prevent minors’ access to alcohol.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Headquarters Station would like to remind the public that selling alcohol to, or purchasing alcohol for, minors is illegal and that alcohol is a factor in many homicides, suicides, and other unintentional injuries which along with car crashes are the four leading causes of death in 15-20 year olds. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to report incidents of underage drinking and illegal purchasing of alcohol.

press_release_iconVentura County Sheriff

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