Authorities cracked down this weekend on those who purchase alcohol for minors in a "shoulder tap" operation where minors were used as decoys.
"And they will approach people outside the store and say, 'Hey do you mind buying some beer for me?'" John Carr from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said.
Carr says those who grant such requests will be subject to a $1,000 fine and community service.
There were a total of 82 total citations, with 13 people taken into custody in the greater Sacramento area, which included El Dorado County, South Lake Tahoe, Modesto, Stockton, Nevada, and Placer Counties.
It's the third year in a row officials have employed this operation, netting 536 total arrests and citations in California, shattering last year’s record of 506.
The crackdown is an effort to remind us that furnishing alcohol to a minor can lead to even bigger problems. Carr says if that particular minor is involved in some kind of very serious incident, there can be local jail time.