Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on the 4th of July for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on sixteen (16) commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products throughout Charlotte County. Deputies utilized two investigative aides to check for both alcohol and tobacco compliance in each establishment. All of the establishments checked were in compliance.

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, 1595 S. McCall Road
Circle K, 2830 S. McCall Road
Winn Dixie, 4100 S. McCall Road
Englewood Market, 3582 N. Access Road
Walmart, 2931 S. McCall Road
Murphy USA, 2981 S. McCall Road
Walgreens, 2940 S. McCall Road
Sunoco, 1680 S. McCall Road
Walgreens, 1760 S. McCall Road
Publix, 1500 Placida Road
Dollar General, 2890 Placida Road

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 or submit a tip through our mobile app.

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