Rockford stores cited for selling tobacco to minors

Online Staff Report

Monday, Feb. 24, the Rockford Police Department Community Services Unit and the Neighborhood Response Unit combined  efforts with the Winnebago County Health Department to conduct tobacco compliance checks at retailers in Rockford.

During the checks,  revenue from the Winnebago County Health Department and minors  employed by county were utilized to make controlled purchases of tobacco products at 114 Rockford stores.

Police say clerks at the following stores sold tobacco products to minors.

  • Turbo Trade, 2635 11th St.
  • S & H Tobacco, 2744 11th St.
  • Cigarettes and More Store, 3816 Auburn St.
  • Clark Gas Station, 3215 Auburn St.
  • BP Gas, 3420 E. State St.
  • Schnucks, 6410 E. State St.
  • Olivo Market, 301 Seventh St.

Each clerk was issued a citation for sale of tobacco products to minors.


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