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Six arrested after underage alcohol sales sting in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) –  The Columbus Police Department's Special Operations unit put six people behind bars over the weekend for selling alcohol to a minor.

Of the 12 businesses officers stopped at, employees at six of them sold alcohol to the undercover minor.

"We do this from time to time, probably five to six times per year. We do it in all the geographical parts of Columbus and we do target some areas when we get phone calls from parents, teachers and of course kids who know of place that sell alcoholic beverages to minors," said Capt. Gil Slouchik of Columbus Police VICE Squad.

The individuals arrested are facing charges of providing alcohol to a minor and one nightclub owner is also charged with allowing a person under 21 into a bar.

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