GONZALES, La. (AP) — In a sting operation targeting 27 stores, Ascension Parish deputies arrested five employees at five convenience stores on counts of selling alcohol to 17-year-olds.

Deputies teamed up with two 17-year-olds who went into each store and tried to buy alcoholic beverages on Wednesday.

Arrested and issued summonses for unlawful sale to persons under 21 were: Kyle Sheets, of St. Amant; LaTaunya Cage, of Prairieville; Dana Brown, of Geismar; Laterrika Sanders, of Belle Rose; and Ryan Avrill, of Gonzales.

The teens working with the deputies were able to buy alcohol at Top Fuel, Gonzales Dutchtown Tiger Mart, Chips II Grocery, Gonzales Triple S and St. Amant Rende's Quick Stop.

It was unclear whether those cited have attorneys