Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Wednesday (11/21) 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. All ten of the establishments checked were in compliance.

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

Pic-N-Run-Pizza City 3196 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Irish Market 3651 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Rainbow Food Mart 2350 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte
R & L  Market 21360 Gertrude Ave., Port Charlotte
Pik N Run 20101 Peachland Blvd.,  Port Charlotte
Circle K 2035 N. Beach Road, Englewood
Beach Discount Liquor 1600 S. McCall Road, Englewood
Sunoco 1680 S. McCall Road, Englewood
Marathon Gas 4048 El Jobean Road, El Jobean
Gribble’s Food Mart 1334 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte

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.

Katie Heck
Public Information Officer
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

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