Clerk sells alcohol to minor during Redding Police decoy operation


REDDING, Calif. - Redding Police Department officers conducted a minor decoy operation Thursday night in Redding.

15 businesses were contacted by a minor trying to buy alcohol. 21-year-old Matthew Lemire-Caudle of Redding sold beer to the minor while working at the AM PM located at 2402 Cascade Boulevard, Redding. Lemire-Caudle was cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor.

The operation is funded by a grant from ABC and is designed to encourage safe and appropriate sales of alcoholic beverages.

Businesses are urged to check the identification of anyone attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages.

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