April 29, 2017 -- Washington County Sheriff's Deputies conducted an undercover compliance mission where underage adults attempted to buy alcohol from stores.
On April 28, 2017, Sheriff's Deputies conducted an undercover operation where an underage adult attempted to purchase alcohol from stores. Thirty nine businesses around the Aloha and City of Cornelius areas were checked and two sold alcohol. The underage assistant would provide their actual age and valid Oregon State issued ID card if requested by the clerk.
The stores that sold alcohol were the 7-11 Store at 17771 SW Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha and the Space Age Market at 845 N. Adair Street in Cornelius. The two clerks who sold alcohol to the underage person were cited for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. This is a Class "A" misdemeanor that carries up to a $5,000 fine for the first conviction. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be potentially following up with the owners of the businesses that sold the alcohol.
The Sheriff's Office recognizes the dangers associated with underage alcohol use and works hard to stop underage drinking. This undercover alcohol operation is one of the many programs the Washington County Sheriff's Office utilizes in our continuing effort to stop underage alcohol use and avoid the potentially devastating aftermath.