Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up Friday evening for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on sixteen commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products. Of the sixteen establishments, fifteen were in compliance.

Commercial establishments that were checked and DID NOT sell alcohol or tobacco to a minor:

Rainbow Food Mart 2350 Harbor Blvd Port Charlotte
7-11 3362 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte
Irish Store 3651 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte
Publix 4265 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte
Dollar General 4265 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte
Lucky’s Marathon 4276 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte
Tom’s Discount 618 Cooper Street Punta Gorda
Antar’s Foodmart 1002 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda
Circle K 6220 Marlympia Way Punta Gorda
Circle K /Shell 3035 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda
7-11 3139 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda
Discount Liquor 3405 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda
PGI Liquor 615 Cross Street Punta Gorda
Circle K 23292 Harborview Blvd Punta Gorda

One establishment SOLD TO A MINOR during this operation:

ABC Liquor 4250 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte

The goal of this enforcement is to curb the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors, and encourage proper checks of identification. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work constructively with retail establishments where violations occur to ensure that employees are educated regarding Florida law. Sheriff Bill Prummell urges all individuals to report the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to law enforcement.

Violations can be reported to the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101.

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