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Retailers cited for selling tobacco to minors
Online Staff Report
Thursday, June 26, and Monday, June 30, the Rockford Police Department’s Community Services Unit and Neighborhood Response Unit combined efforts with the Winnebago County Health Department to conduct tobacco compliance checks at various tobacco retailers in the city.
During the checks, revenue from the Winnebago County Health Department and minors employed by the Winnebago County Health Department were utilized to make controlled purchases of tobacco products from area businesses.
Officers checked 109 tobacco retailers during the operation. Police say the following stores sold tobacco products to minors and the clerks at the following businesses were issued citations for selling tobacco to minors:
Mobil Express, 1320 N. Main St.; and Sara’s Mini Mart, 828 Broadway.
Clerks found guilty of selling tobacco to minors are subject to fines of up to $750.