In the St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida area, police officers conducted a sting and caught several store clerks selling alcohol to a minor. Apparently, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office had a 17 year old investigative aid go into various stores and attempt to purchase alcohol, according to an article on Firstcoastnews.com. In seven of those stores, the clerks sold the alcohol to the minor and were arrested.
Under Florida law, it is a crime to sell, give or serve alcohol to a person under the age of 21. A violation of this law is a second degree misdemeanor and carries a maximum prison sentence of 60 days, a $500 fine and the possible loss of driving privileges.