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Five adults arrested for buying alcohol for minors during a sting operation in Newark

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Five people were arrested in Newark on Friday for buying alcohol for minors, according to police.

The Newark Police Department conducted a sting operation that placed minor decoys outside liquor stores who asked random adults to buy them alcohol, according to police.

During the five-hour operation, seven adults were arrested. Five were arrested for furnishing alcohol to minors, and two others were arrested for having an open alcoholic container in a vehicle, officers said.

Violators face a fine and possible jail time, police said.

Funding for the operation was provided by a grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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