CCSO Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

(Port Charlotte) Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday, April 20, 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. All nine of the establishments checked were in compliance.

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

7-11                              3362 Harbor Blvd                 (Alcohol)
Rainbow Market       2350 Harbor Blvd                 (Alcohol)
R&L                              21360 Gertrude Ave             (Alcohol)
Irish Market               3651 Tamiami Trail              (Alcohol)
A Gulf Station            3666 Tamiami Trail              (Alcohol)
Race Trac                   4968 Tamiami Trail              (Alcohol)
Publix Liquor            24051 Peachland Blvd         (Alcohol)
The King of Vape      23951 Peachland Blvd         (Nicotine)
Marathon                   22700 Bayshore Road          (Alcohol)

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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