2 arrested for buying alcohol for minor, Anderson police say

Dec 29, 2015 12:12 PM by News Staff

Two people in Anderson were arrested during a police sting operation after they each agreed to buy alcohol for a minor Monday night, police said.

Hazel Smith, 48, of Anderson, and Christopher Craven, 32, of Redding, were arrested for buying the minor alcohol. In addition, Craven also had an unrelated warrant out of Shasta County, according to the Anderson Police Department.

Police used an 18-year-old as a decoy in the operation.

Police said four store clerks were recognized for their awareness as they exited their respective stores and told the minor to leave.

The operation was funded through a grant obtained by the Anderson Police Department from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the California Alcohol Beverage Control.


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