Sting Operation By Port Huron Police

On Thursday, December 20, the Port Huron Police Department Criminal Investigative Division conducted a sting operation focusing on underage sales of alcohol to minors.  During the operation, police sent underage decoys into 33 Port Huron establishments that were licensed by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.  Of the 33 checked, 27 were found in compliance by refusing to sell alcohol to the underage decoys.  Six establishments were cited for selling alcohol to a minor:  Rite Aid and the Eggairy on Pine Grove Avenue.  Lynch’s Irish Tavern on Huron, the Speedy Qu on 10th Street, the 20th Street Grocery on Griswold Street and Teds Coney Island on 24th Street.  The Port Huron Police Department stated that encourage all licensed establishments to check ID’s to help prevent underage drinking.  More sting operations will be conducted in the future, according to Chief Joseph Platzer.