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

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up today for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on 12 commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products. All of the twelve establishments checked were in compliance.

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

Marathon          4048 El Jobean Rd                          Marathon       1334 El Jobean Rd

Sam’s Liquor     17700 Murdock Circle                  Circle K          41 Tamiami Trail

Pik-n-Run           829 Tamiami Trail                         Mobil/7-11     1275 Tamiami Trail

Sunoco                2483 Tamiami Trail                       Pik-n-Run      1242 Tamiami Trail

Walmart             2150 Tamiami Trail                        Sav-a-lot      1825 Tamiami Trail

Murphy’s            19020 Murdock Circle                    Speedway     1470 Tamiami Trail

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. Report violations to the Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639-2101.

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