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Vista: Sheriff's deputies arrest four for buying minors alcohol


Last updated 6/14/2014 at Noon

Four men were arrested and cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor during a sting on Friday, deputies said today.

Vista sheriff's Deputy Jack Reed said 47 contacts were made at various establishments throughout Vista as deputies participated in a Minor Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation from 5 to 10 p.m.

Those arrested were identified as Luis Rivas, 27, Antonio Ponce, 30, Gabriel Silva, 45, and Jimmy Arevalo, 31.

Under the program, a minor directly supervised by a police officer stood outside a store and asked adults to buy alcohol for them. If the adults agree to purchase alcohol for the mino...

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