Buying alcoholic drinks for minors resulted in citations for two adults this week.
Tiffany Latera-Wright, 47, of Manteca and Tyson Evans, 22, of Lodi were apprehended by officers for allegedly buying alcoholic beverages for youth, according to Manteca Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jodie Estarziau.
One other subject was reportedly detained for driving without a valid license, she added.
The Decoy Shoulder Tap operation targets adults who purchase alcohol for persons under 21. Under the program, a minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer stands outside a liquor or convenience store asking shoppers to buy him alcohol and the minor indicates he or she is under age.
When the adult agrees to purchase alcohol, officers then arrest him when he exits the store with the alcoholic beverage. The penalty for furnishing alcohol to a minor is $1,000 and 24 hours of community service time.
Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime.