CROWLEY, La. (AP) — Crowley police conducted a compliance check for sales of alcohol to persons under the legal age, resulting in the citation of clerks at three stores.

Police Chief K.P. Gibson tells The Advertiser ( officers checked 17 businesses for sales of alcohol by utilizing a person 16 years of age. He said the goal of this operation was to make sure that the business was checking identification and hopefully rejecting the sale.

If requested by a clerk, Gibson said the teenager presented identification that showed him as 16 years old.

He says the clerks were cited and face a court date.

The businesses will also be put on watch and additional violations for sales to minors could lead to their license being revoked.