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Folsom cops, ABC collar eight in alcohol sting

By: Staff report
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Eight were arrested for allegedly supplying alcohol to minors in a sting operation Thursday evening. Officers and investigators from the Folsom Police Department and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control conducted the sting targeting businesses and suspects providing alcoholic beverages to minors. Beginning just after 9 p.m., investigators allegedly observed Jay Janicki, 20, of El Dorado Hills purchase cases of beer, hard alcohol, and wine from Folsom Discount Food & Liquor on East Bidwell Street at Wales Drive. Officers allege Janicki had an adult’s expired driver license on him at the time of his arrest. Janicki’s vehicle contained four minor passengers all from El Dorado Hills. He was arrested on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol and furnishing alcohol to minors. The passengers in Janicki’s vehicle were all arrested on suspicion of being minors in possession of alcohol. The clerk who sold Janicki alcohol, Lorene Snyder, 39, of Folsom was arrested on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to minors. Investigators quickly made more arrests at the Circle K store at 95 Natoma St. a short time later. Kyle Budner, 20, of Folsom allegedly purchased a six-pack of beer for three minors. Budner was arrested on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to a minor and being a minor in possession of alcohol. The clerk who sold the beer to Budner, Daniel Martin Sims, 20, of Folsom allegedly never asked for the minor’s identification as proof of legal age. He was also arrested on suspicion of furnishing alcohol to a minor. The suspects arrested during this operation were cited and released from custody without incident, according to a police statement. Folsom Discount Food and Liquor and Circle K face possible administrative action against their liquor license for the illegal sales to minor, according to the statement. “Reducing youth access to alcohol is a priority of the Folsom Police Department,” said Sgt. Eric Heichlinger, a supervisor in the Criminal Investigation’s Bureau who managed the operation. “We will continue with these enforcement efforts in hope of reducing these types of arrests and increased compliance with the law.” ~ Staff report