Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Saturday (9/22) for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on 10 commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products throughout Charlotte County. Nine of the establishments checked were in compliance, and one was found not in compliance after selling alcohol to a minor.
Commercial establishments checked that DID NOT sell alcohol or tobacco to a minor:
RaceTrac, 3101 S. McCall Road
Sunoco, 4821 Placida Road
Citgo, 2680 Placida Road
Circle K, 2035 N. Beach Road
Beach Liquors, 1600 S. McCall Road
Citgo, 2390 Placida Road
Citgo, 2390 S. McCall Road
Circle K, 2830 S. McCall Road
Englewood Market, 3582 N. Access Road
Commercial establishments that DID sell alcohol or tobacco to a minor:
Crazy Papas, 4363 S. Access Road, Alcohol (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.