Juvenile Unit Conducts Checks for Underage Alcohol Sales

Members of the Juvenile Unit teamed up on Friday, August 30th, for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol to minors. The operation included compliance checks on fourteen commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol products throughout Charlotte County.

One establishment was found in non-compliance for selling alcohol to a minor:
Sunoco, 4821 Placida Road (Adult Pre-Arrest Diversion Referral Issued)

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

Circle K, 2035 Beach Road
Beachcombers Liquor, 1600 S. McCall Road
Sunoco, 1680 S. McCall Road
Publix Super Market, 1500 Placida Road
Winn-Dixie, 1951 S. McCall Road
Englewood Food Store, 2680 Placida Road
Dollar General, 2890 Placida Road
Discount Beverage Depot, 5855 Placida Road
Mobil, 8675 Placida Road
Publix, 8725 Placida Road
BNT Liquors, 8725 Placida Road
Superday Express, 1595 S. McCall Road
Dollar General, 16765 Rotonda Blvd

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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