Redding Police and State Alcohol Beverage Control Agents ran a sting operation Wednesday afternoon and evening targeting retail stores for alcohol sales to minors. Between 3 O’clock and 7 O’clock an underage decoy attempted to buy booze without an ID at 15 different retailers. The purchase was only successful at one store, and the clerk was cited. The penalty on the clerk is a minimum fine of $1000 and 24 hours community service for a first violation. The store may be punished as well.