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Boyes Springs Food Center and Easy Stop Market in Sonoma both cited for allegedly selling alcohol to minors

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Police in Sonoma conducted a minor decoy operation, citing two businesses for selling alcohol to minors. Boyes Springs Food Center, at 18285 state Highway 12 in Sonoma, and Easy Stop Market, at 925 Broadway in Sonoma, were cited, police said. The employees were issued misdemeanor citations for furnishing alcohol to minors, and the businesses are being referred to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for administrative violations, police said.

In addition to the citations, a 17-year-old was caught buying alcohol from the Boyes Springs Food Center using a license belonging to a different person over 21 years of age, police said. The minor was cited and released to his parents, according to police. In all, 21 minor decoys entered establishments throughout the area. Sonoma police offers quarterly classes for responsible beverage service free of charge to the community, with the next one schedule for April 17.

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