CCSO Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

(Englewood) – Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up November 22nd for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on 10 commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products. All of the ten establishments checked were in compliance.

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

Circle K                      2035 N. Beach Road                   Sunoco         1680 S. McCall Road
Beach Liquor             1600 S. McCall Road                 Wine & Spirits     4100 S. McCall Road
CVS Pharmacy         1760 S. McCall Road                   Winn Dixie         4100 S. McCall Road
Publix                         1500 Placida                               Mobile                  13423 S. McCall Road
Publix Liquor            1500 Placida                               Superday Express   1595 S. McCall Road

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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