Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on July 19th for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on ten (10) commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol and tobacco products throughout Charlotte County.

One establishment was found in non-compliance for selling alcohol to a minor:
Winn Dixie, 27650 Bermont Road (Clerk issued an APAD referral)

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

Dollar General, 255 Duncan Road
USA Grocery, 2390 Duncan Road
Circle K, 5169 Duncan Road
Liquor, Wine, Beer, and Cigs, 27650 Bermont Road
Circle K, 6220 Marylmpia Way
Circle K, 3035 Tamiami Trail
7-11, 3139 Tamiami Trail
Circle K, 3939 Tamiami Trail
ABC Liquor, 4250 Tamiami Trail

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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