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Project Sticker Shock targets underage drinking in Hanover County

[WRIC.com]

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) announced Wednesday morning their participation in Project Sticker Shock program.

HCSO will be participating in the project on February 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sticker Shock is a youth-led prevention program designed to support existing and encourages new community activism, cooperative efforts, and community capacity building to combat underage drinking and its related programs — specifically, adults providing alcohol to minors.

Project Sticker Shock seeks to reach those persons 21 years of age or older who might illegally purchase alcohol and provide it to minors.

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Mankato bar showcased for fighting underage drinking

[Washington Times]

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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - An age-old headache for bar owners and police - minors trying to fake their way into drinking establishments - is becoming more and more complicated by new technology and online counterfeit ID makers from around the globe.

But state and local law enforcement agencies, pointing to Rounders Bar and Grill in downtown Mankato, told the Mankato Free Press (http://bit.ly/2jyRaLt ) that underage drinkers can still be stopped if bouncers and servers are diligent.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Record Number of Fake ID Seizures and Underage Drinking Arrests

[New York Governor]

Governor Cuomo Announces Record Number of Fake... 

DMV Investigators Seize 862 Fraudulent Licenses and Arrest 818 Under Operation Prevent Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that underage drinking sweeps conducted by DMV investigators in 2016 resulted in the seizure of 862 fraudulent licenses and the arrest of 818 individuals for underage drinking, both single year records. Through the year-round Operation Prevent initiative, DMV investigators work with state and local law enforcement agencies to conduct underage drinking and fake ID sweeps at bars, restaurants and concert venues across New York. The previous record of 751 seized ID documents and 758 arrests was set in 2015.

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