Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday, February 2, for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on seven commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products. Six of the seven establishments checked were in compliance.

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

Circle K                                  2035 N. Beach Road           Englewood               
Beach Liquor                        1600 S. McCall Road          Englewood
Pure Gas                               3582 N. Access Road           Englewood
Rightway Food                     2390 S. McCall Road           Englewood
Paris Convenience              3725 S. Access Road           Englewood
Sunoco                                  1680 S. McCall Road           Englewood      

Commercial establishments checked that DID sell tobacco to a minor:

Vape Store                            18151  Murdock Circle        Port Charlotte (NTA Issued to Clerk)

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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