|ABC AGENT DANIEL MONTGOMERY|
ABC Enforcement Agent Daniel Montgomery claimed he used minors in illegal entrapment operations, but the two young ladies he used are not minors at all but are actually age of majority adults.
Both of these young ladies were 19 years old at the time Agent Montgomery claimed they were minors on ABC pay documents.
While both of these young ladies are two years away from being able to legally purchase alcoholic beverages, they are not minors under Arkansas law.
And the ABC's use of minor's and under-aged individuals to entrap permit holders is highly questionable and in fact illegal.
Arkansas law has no exception to allow the ABC or any law enforcement agency to use minor's or under-age individuals in compliance operations.
The reason that the use of underage individuals is illegal, is that Arkansas Code Annotated § 3-3-203 clearly and unequivocally states that it is unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to purchase or have in his or her possession any intoxicating liquor, wine or beer.