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Three clerks cited for selling alcohol to minor 

selling alcohol to minorOn Saturday, officers from the Paso Robles Police Department conducted a ‘Minor Decoy Operation’ designed to help reduce youth access to alcohol. This operation involved minors attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages from Paso Robles businesses. The minors were being monitored by undercover officers.

The operation took place at 20 different businesses in Paso Robles. The minor would enter the business and attempt to purchase alcohol. The minor was able to purchase alcohol at three locations. The clerks that sold the alcohol were cited. The penalty for this violation is a $250 fine and/or community service.

Those businesses will also be contacted by investigators from Alcohol Beverage Control and may face sanctions.

  • Businesses that sold alcohol to minor decoy
  • Pioneer Food Mart, 1145 Spring Street, Paso Robles
  • Woodland Chevron, 190 Niblick Road, Paso Robles
  • Manny’s Pizza Bar & Grill, 2748 Spring Street, Paso Robles

Businesses contacted and alcohol refused to minors

  • Spirit Gas 1637 Spring Street, Paso Robles
  • Appy’s Liquor 2816 Spring Street, Paso Robles
  • Rite Aid #5832 2424 Spring Street, Paso Robles
  • 7-Eleven Store 2331 Spring Street, Paso Robles
  • Valero Corner Store 2340 Spring Street, Paso Robles
  • Big Bubba’s Bad BBQ 1125 24th Street, Paso Robles
  • Savage Spirits & Deli 2050 Spring Street, Paso Robles
  • CVS Pharmacy Store #9925 187 Niblick Road, Paso Robles
  • Eagle Energy 2400 Golden Hill, Paso Robles
  • Mobil Gas 2401 Golden Hill, Paso Robles
  • Von’s 1191 Creston Road, Paso Robles
  • Rite Aid 1151 Creston Road, Paso Robles
  • Food 4 Less 1465 Creston Road, Paso Robles
  • One Stop 1924 Creston Road, Paso Robles
  • La Mexicana Market 1920 Creston Road, Paso Robles
  • AM/PM 195 Niblick Road, Paso Robles
  • Albertson’s 189 Niblick Road, Paso Robles


The program is intended to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors. According to the American Medical Association, underage drinking can increase chances of risky sexual behavior and teen pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, compromise health, and result in unintentional injury and death. These programs support the Police Department’s mission to work with the community to build trust and provide quality service that actively prevents crime, reduces the fear of crime, and promotes safety.

This project is part of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Minor Decoy/Shoulder Tap Grant Project, funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



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