Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

(Englewood) – Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Saturday, April 28, 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. Five of the establishments checked were in compliance.

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

Superday Express, 1595 S. McCall Road (Alcohol)
Publix, 13435 S. McCall Road, (Alcohol)
Publix Liquor, 13435 S. McCall Road (Alcohol)
Crazy Papa’s, 4363 S. McCall Road (Alcohol)
Pure Gas Station, 3582 North Access (Alcohol)

Commercial establishments that DID sell alcohol or tobacco to a minor:

Mobile Gas Station, 13423 S. McCall Road (Alcohol) – Clerk issued a Notice to Appear
Paris Convenience, 3725-A S. Access (Alcohol) – Clerk Arrested

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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