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Greenville Co. deputies target underage drinkers

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville County deputies started the second of wave of their campaign that targets underage drinkers on Monday.

The campaign runs until the end of the month and will consist of such things as following up on citizen complaints and enforcing the underage drinking laws.  

The campaign is titled "Underage Drinking, Adult Consequences." Deputies said it's against the law for anyone under 21 to possess, purchase or consume alcohol.

The said it's also against the law for anyone regardless of age to give or sell alcohol to minors.

The first part of the sheriff's department's campaign began in April. The campaign resulted in 129 citations and arrests, deputies said.

Deputies recently had a mock party at Furman University to train deputies how to spot fake IDs. 

"Underage drinking is huge here in Greenville and across the nation," said Curtis Reece, with prevention services at the Phoenix Center. "It's the number one cause of death for teens and those under the age of 24. And so, we take it seriously in Greenville."

The event a Furman brought in teen actors who were asked to party to help officers train how to peacefully disperse parties were students drink illegally.

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