Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Wednesday, July 4th, for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on ten commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products throughout Charlotte County. All ten of the establishments checked were in compliance.

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

Irish Market, 3651 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
ABC, 4250 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Sky Marathon, 3013 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Antar’s Foodmart, 1002 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
PGI Liquor, 615 Cross Street #1103, Punta Gorda
Publix, 2310 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
USA Grocery, 2390 US 17, Punta Gorda
Circle K, 2035 N. Beach Road, Englewood
Citgo, 1680 S. McCall Road, Englewood
Circle K, 2803 S. McCall Road, Englewood


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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