Juvenile Unit Conducts Compliance Checks for Alcohol and Tobacco Sales

Charlotte County, FL – June 19, 2023

Members of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Unit teamed up for an enforcement sweep targeting the sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation included compliance checks on 9 commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol products throughout Charlotte County.

Of the 9 establishments, two were found in non-compliance for selling alcohol to a minor:

Stores in non-compliance: 


5800 Duncan Rd.

USA Grocery

2390 Duncan Rd.

Establishments checked that were in compliance:

Red Barn

3582 N. Access Rd.

Circle K

2035 Beach Rd.

T and D Drive Thru

3318 N. Access Rd.

The King Of Vape

2231 Tamiami Tr.

Brown Cow

3556 Tamiami Tr.

Rays Marathon

3666 N. Tamiami Tr.


4276 Tamiami Tr.

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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