Three people were arrested in recent sting operations conducted by the Marysville Police Department and state Alcoholic Beverage Control investigators targeting people who sell or furnish alcohol to minors.
The operations, conducted Thursday, consisted of "shoulder tap" and "minor decoy" stings. Shoulder tap stings target people who purchase alcohol for underage drinkers, whereas minor decoy stings target store or restaurant personnel who sell alcohol to minors.
During the minor decoy operation, six Marysville establishments licensed by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control were checked. One sold alcohol to the minor decoy, according to a Police Department news release.
Police said Daniel Lee Nesbitt, 22, of Yuba City, and Abigail Ruth Andrews of Marysville, 23, were arrested at Casino Marysville after they allegedly aided in or furnished alcohol to the minor decoy. Both were cited and released.
Police said this is the second occasion in which Casino Marysville employees have furnished a decoy with alcohol in the last seven months. An employee at the establishment was arrested in early March for the same violation.
During the shoulder tap operation, 19 individuals were propositioned by the decoy at three locations within the city, according to the news release, resulting in one arrest. Kimberly Darlyne Edwards, 44, of Marysville was arrested in the 300 block of E Street after she allegedly agreed to purchase alcohol and then furnished the alcohol to the minor decoy, police said.
The goal of the operations is to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors.
The program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.