Sheriff announces results of "Shoulder Tap" operation - 04-23


On Friday, April 19, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies, working with underage Sheriff’s Explorers as decoys, conducted a “Shoulder Tap” operation. A “Shoulder Tap” operation is designed to discourage adults from purchasing or furnishing alcohol for minors. A minor working directly with law enforcement will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and approach oncoming adults outside the store. The minor will indicate he or she is underage and will ask the adults to purchase alcohol for them. If the adult agrees to buy the alcohol and gives the alcohol to the minor, law enforcement will cite them for furnishing alcohol to a minor, and they can face fines up to a thousand dollars.