The Asheville Citizen-Times reports more than 100 people have been arrested in an operation aimed at deterring underage purchase and possession of alcoholic beverages, specifically targeting ABC-permitted outlets in the area of Appalachian State University and the high country, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
The operation grew out of the alcohol-related death of an Appalachian State University student in September. Special agents in the Alcohol Law Enforcement division conducted several covert enforcement operations. So far, 103 people have been arrested on 155 charges. Most of the charges were for underage possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages, aiding and abetting underage possession of alcohol and using a fraudulent ID to obtain alcohol.
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