Chevron and Mobile Busted for Under Age Alcohol Sales
HERNANDO – Periodically, the Sheriff’s Office Conducts compliance checks with local convenient stores, to make sure clerks are not selling alcohol to underage consumers.
According to officials, undercover detectives visited 21 locations around the county last night, in an effort to catch clerks selling alcohol to minors.
At the conclusion of the operation, 19 clerks did NOT permit the sale of alcohol to minors; however, two businesses did violate Florida Beverage Law.
Two clerks from the Chevron Station, located at 2109 Commercial Way and the Mobile Station located at 6200 Commercial Way were caught selling alcohol to minors; however, they were not charged with a crime. In lieu of criminal charges, the clerks agreed to attend a Promoting Retailers Education Program, which is administered by the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition. The program reinforces the importance of responsible alcohol and tobacco sales and now to prevent sales to minors.
The Sheriff’s Office says it will continue similar operations in the future.
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