EP Sheriffs Arrest Four for Selling Alcohol to Minors
POSTED: Monday, March 14, 2011 - 2:46pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 8:10am
EL PASO— Four people were arrested over the weekend for selling alcohol to minors— one of the four was a minor herself.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Strike Team arrested Karla Gutierrez, 33; Abundio Saldivar, 40; Alejandro Montiel, 22; and Cristal Mendoza, 19, after deputies checked 16 businesses in Montana Vista, Socorro, Anthony, Vinton, Canutillo, and West El Paso.
Deputies used volunteer minors, all 17-years-old, and had them attempt to purchase alcohol at the locations. Of the 16 businesses, four allowed the minors to be sold alcohol. Deputies then arrested the clerks responsible for selling the alcohol to the minor.
EPCSO plans more of these operations in the future.