Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday, August 23rd, for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol to minors. The operation included compliance checks on nine (9) commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol products throughout Charlotte County.

One establishment was found in non-compliance for selling alcohol to a minor:
Gribbles Food Mart, 1334 El Jobean Road (Civil Citation Issued)

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

Circle K, 41 Tamiami Trail, 33953
RaceTrac, 1520 El Jobean Road, 33948
7-11, 1275 Tamiami Trail, 33953
Walmart, 19100 Murdock Circle, 33948
Shell, 1783 Tamiami Trail, 33948
WAWA, 2525 Tamiami Trail, 33952
EZ Liquor, 3651 Tamiami Trail, 33952
7-11, 3362 Tamiami Trail, 3395

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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