What would you do?

By Joelyn Hansen

What would you do if a teenager approached you asking you to purchase beer for them? What would you do if you’re the store clerk and someone under the age of 21 came into the store trying to purchase a bottle of alcohol?
Hopefully, you’d refuse. But, surprisingly, not everyone refuses to sell to or purchase alcohol for minors.

A couple of weeks ago, Idaho Falls Police worked with the Idaho State Police Alcohol Beverage Control in a sting operation as they sent teenagers into businesses to purchase alcohol.

Five times these teens were sold alcohol. That’s five too many.

Thanks to a Department of Juvenile Corrections grant, more people will be held accountable for selling alcohol to minors as the IFPD will conduct random compliance checks throughout the year.