Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday, May 25, for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on eleven commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products. Ten of the establishments checked were in compliance.

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

Circle K             2146 Kings Highway
Walgreens       1930 Kings Highway
Winn Dixie      2000 Kings Highway
Shell                  2146 Kings Highway
Speedway        1021 Kings Highway
Circle K             909 Kings Highway
Publix               24051 Peachland Blvd
RaceTrac          24401 Sandhill Blvd
7-11                   330 Kings Highway
Walmart           375 Kings Highway

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

Murphy’s Gas Station   355 Kings Highway (Clerk issued a Notice to Appear)

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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