Eleven of 14 Forest Grove businesses were in compliance when the Forest Grove Police Department and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) conducted alcohol sales compliance checks Friday, Jan. 3.

Employees at three of the establishments - Jade Green Palace, My Place Tavern and Mama Gia’s - were cited for furnishing alcohol to minors. The three businesses could face additional sanctions by the OLCC with maximum fines possible of up to $4,950.

Police cadets with the Hillsboro Police Department assisted in the operation as minors by going into establishments and ordering alcoholic beverages. The mission was part of a statewide prevention effort to curb alcohol abuse and high-risk drinking in youth It was completed in conjunction with a three-year Washington County grant program creating a five-step prevention, planning and implementation framework to address dangerous drinking among 18- to 25-year-olds.

Police locally see a high number of alcohol-related incidents involving young people.

“This is the third round of compliance checks completed in Forest Grove in the last year and more are planned,” said Capt. Mike Herb with Forest Grove Police. “Employees should always check and scrutinize everyone’s ID before selling or serving alcohol.”

To learn more about the education and enforcement effort, contact the Washington County Commission on Children and Families at 503-846-4918.

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