You don’t want to have a starring role in Operation Party Pooper, now showing in Stafford County, Va.
Act one on Wednesday night: A 17-year-old employee of the Virginia Alcohol Beverage Board whapped his money down on the counter in 11 liquor stores to see who would sell alcohol to someone underage. If the sale went through, deputies from the Special Problem Unit ran in and smacked the clerk with a summons.
Here’s the three part lineup of the “Party Pooper Campaign” to curtail underage drinking, just in time for prom and graduation season:
Patrols will go out in a caravan, showing up at parties looking for underage drinkers.
“We want to make sure that all of our young people have a wonderful prom and graduation experience and have an opportunity to have that special time in a safe, alcohol-free environment," Sheriff Charles Jett said. “We take this campaign very seriously and will be maximizing our efforts to ensure that any teenage parties or gatherings are alcohol-free.”