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.