Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department’s continued efforts to reduce underage drinking.

            Last week, officers concentrated their efforts on liquor stores and bars checking for underage subjects attempting to purchase alcohol.  As a result of the enforcement efforts, 16 individuals were cited for 27 different charges.  These charges consisted of   Illegal Possession of Alcohol, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Attempting to Purchase or Otherwise Illegally Obtain Alcohol, Possession of a Fraudulent or Altered Identification Document, Knowingly Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor and Unlawful Use of a Driver’s License.

The Fayetteville Police Department treats underage drinking offenses as a priority.  The Fayetteville Police Department has actively enforced underage drinking laws in Fayetteville for more than sixteen years now and its commitment has remained the same.  The Fayetteville Police Department will investigate and seek prosecution on those who provide alcohol to minors; randomly check for compliance of those businesses responsible for the sale of alcohol and conduct enforcement operations in an effort to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.