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Sutter County Sheriff’s Deputies Conduct Alcohol Sting

Monday, December 22, 2003 3:30 PM

For Immediate Release:

Sutter County Sheriff’s Deputies utilizing underage Sheriff’s Cadets, and with the assistance of Agents from the State Alcohol Beverage Control, conducted an alcohol shoulder tap program in the Live Oak area. A male subject was approached in front of More-4-Less 10020 Live Oak Blvd, Live Oak. The male agreed to make a purchase for the cadet. After handing over the alcohol, the male was subsequently arrested on a charge of sale/furnishing alcohol to a minor. He was identified as Jose Rito Flores, 41, of Live Oak.

Under cover cadets contacted a male subject outside of MG Liquor, 2920 Pennington Road, Live Oak, who agreed to purchase alcohol. After turning over the alcohol to the cadet, the male was arrested for sale/furnishing alcohol to a minor. He was identified as Jose Daniel Quirarte, 44, of Live Oak.

Numerous other patrons were solicited by the cadets and were rejected in their attempts to get alcohol purchased.

The clerk at the Super Stop Market #24, 2494 Archer was confronted with a beer purchase by an underage cadet. The clerk properly denied the sale and demanded proper identification and should be commended for following the law.

The Sheriff’s Department is committed to the on-going alcohol program in conjunction with the State Department of Alcohol Beverage Control in combating underage access and drinking by minors.

Contact Person and Telephone Number:

Bill Grove, Undersheriff (530)-822-7307

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