PRESS RELEASE: Farmington police are working to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors

Farmington, NM – The Farmington Police Department recently conducted an underage drinking operation aimed at preventing the sale of alcohol to minors. The operation took place earlier this month over a five-hour period and was facilitated by FPD’s District Coordinator Unit. Only one of 18 businesses where minors, working in conjunction with FPD, tried to purchase alcohol were in non-compliance with the New Mexico Liquor Control Act. Businesses visited during the operation included seven package liquor stores and 11 restaurants. The Farmington Police Department would like to commend the 17 businesses that followed the law and properly handled attempted alcohol purchases by minors.