Nineteen more people cited for underage drinking in Fayetteville

Fayetteville police cited 19 individuals last weekend for 29 different charges related to underage drinking.

The charges were the result of concentrated efforts to stop underage individuals from purchasing alcohol at random local bars and liquor stores on Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27. The stakeouts were part of the Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws grant through the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.

According to a news release issued Monday afternoon, the charges consisted of Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Attempting to Purchase or Otherwise Illegally Obtain Alcohol, Possession of a Fraudulent or Altered Identification Document, Unlawful Use of a Driver’s License, and Knowingly Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor.

This was the second weekend in a row Fayetteville police have used sting operations to actively enforce underage drinking laws in town. Thirteen individuals were cited after stakeouts on Friday, Aug. 19.