According to a press release, members of the Bristol Police Department Detective and Patrol Divisions, along with the Connecticut State Liquor Commission and trained youth volunteers conducted an operation yesterday targeting liquor and convenience stores that sell alcohol to underage buyers in Bristol.
“The teams attempted underage liquor purchases in 28 stores. Of those stores our underage youth volunteers successfully purchased alcohol at 13 establishments.”
Those establishments were then visited by the State Liquor Control agents who notified them of the underage purchases, outlined the fines and penalties associated with the sales.
Those establishments will also face a hearing to answer for the violations.
According to the CDC, excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4300 deaths among underage youth each year.
The release did not include the stores involved in the operation.