NORFOLK, Neb. -- Seven Norfolk businesses have been cited selling alcohol to minors, Norfolk Police officials said Monday morning.

NPD, with a grant provided by Healthy Communities Initiative, occasionally checks local business NPD Police Chief Don Miller said. Underage participants work with law enforcement and use their own valid Nebraska Driver’s license during the checks.

The checks were conducted on two separate evenings over the last couple weeks. A total of 61 businesses were checked to verify their compliance. During the checks, seven businesses sold alcohol to minors, Miller said. 

Citations were issued at each location and will be forwarded to the Madison County Attorney for prosecution.

In addition, last month Norfolk Police checked businesses that sell vape products. A total of six vape shops were checked, and one reportedly sold products to an underaged person. A citation was issued and will be forwarded to the county attorney for prosecution.