Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday (1/25) for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on eleven (11) commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products throughout Charlotte County. All eleven of the establishments checked were in compliance.

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

Marathon Gas – 4048 El Jobean Road, Alcohol
Race-Trac – 1520 El Jobean Road, Alcohol
Circle K – 41 Tamiami Trail, Alcohol
Shell – 829 Tamiami Trail, Alcohol
7-11 – 1275 Tamiami Trail, Alcohol
Walmart (Liquor and Grocery) – 19100 Murdock Circle, Alcohol
Speedway – 1470 Tamiami Trail, Alcohol
Pik N Run – Pizza City-20101 Peachland Blvd #301, Alcohol
Walmart Neighborhood Market – 2150 Tamiami Trail, Alcohol
Sunoco – 2483 Tamiami Trail, Alcohol
Wawa – 2525 Tamiami Trail, Alcohol
*all addresses are in 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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