OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Several Oxford businesses were cited Thursday night for selling alcoholic beverages to minors.
The random checks were conducted by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office and the Oxford Police Department.
A minor was sent into the businesses to try and purchase beer and alcohol.
Oxford Police Chief Joey East says the operation was to see which businesses were checking for identification before selling alcoholic beverages.
East says only one business, Taqueria El Milagro, followed state law and did not sell to the minor.
Those in violation included Leonardo's Wine and Spirits, Lamar Lounge, Brittany Store, Casa Mexicana, Toyo Japanese Sushi and Hibachi, El Mariachi, and Chevron Gas Mart on South Lamar.
The persons who sold were ticketed by the Attorney Generals's Office and released on scene.
They must appear in court at a later date.
Those found guilty face fines of $500 to $1000 for a first offense.
The fines double for a second offense, and the person could face one year in prison.