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News Release
Shoulder Tap - 06/07/19

On June 5, 2019, from 5 pm to 7 pm, officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Oregon State Police, Josephine County Community Corrections and OLCC participated in a grant funded detail to address issues surrounding adults furnishing alcohol to minors. This detail occurred in the downtown area of the city of Grants Pass. The detail was held to determine the ease at which minors have obtaining alcohol. 

This operation entailed having a verified-minor decoy contact adult subjects and ask them to purchase alcohol for them. Of the approximately 10-12 contacts made, there were four adults who agreed to the request and unlawfully purchased alcohol for the minors.  All four suspects were arrested for furnishing alcohol to minors. 

As a reminder to the public, it is a Class A Misdemeanor to give, sell or make available alcoholic beverages to minors under 21 years old unless they are the parent or legal guardian. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Officer Ken Frownfelter with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Crime Prevention Bureau at 541-450-6245.      

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