MENLO PARK (CBS SF/BCN) — Police cited four liquor stores this week involved in a minor decoy operation for selling alcohol to underaged youth.

Under a grant program from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control, police worked with the state agency to crack down on minor alcohol sales and consumption.

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ABC is initiating compliance checks across California to deter businesses from violating alcohol sale policies.

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The retail licenses will now face a minimum fine of $250 or up to 32 hours of community service. ABC will also take administrative action, which means the stores could face suspension or revocation of their alcoholic beverage sale licenses.

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