Police Say Three Rockland Businesses Busted for Underage Alcohol Sales 

Police say three Rockland businesses were busted for selling alcohol to underage customers.

Police sent people under the age of 21 into 15 area businesses on Monday night as part of a crack down on illegal alcohol sales.

Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower says the underage customers bought liquor at Wal-Mart, China Coast Restaurant and Mr. Mike’s Convenience Store.

All three businesses were issued summonses.

Tower says they now face fines of $50 to $1,500.

Their liquor licenses are also subject to a review by the city.

Tower says this is the first time police have conducted an operation like this, thanks to a government grant to pay officers overtime to monitor liquor sales at businesses.