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State Police: 1 in 10 Santa Fe stores sold alcohol to minors

SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Police says that about one in 10 liquor establishments checked during a late April investigation in Santa Fe sold alcohol to minors.

The State Police says its Special Investigations Unit checked 134 establishments and found that 14 sold alcohol to minors, with the investigation resulting in dozens of citations, including 29 for sales to minors.

The State Police noted in a statement that graduation season is starting and said licensees should be extra vigilant in checking IDs and refusing sales to minors.

According to the State Police, the stores that were cited for selling to minors were Rodeo Plaza Liquors, Santa Fe Bar & Grill, Applebee’s, Counter Culture, the Smith’s supermarket on Cerrillos Road, the Albertsons at DeVargas Mall, Pink Adobe, Masa Sushi, Casa Chimayó, Cafe Fina, Jambo Cafe, Cafe Sonder, Sabor Peruano and HoneyMoon Brewery.