Salem Business Violates Tobacco Ordinance During Compliance Checks
2/18/2013 @ 4:54 PM
The Salem Police Department recently conducted tobacco compliance checks on seventeen-retailers in the city of Salem. The compliance checks are performed to determine if local tobacco retailers are complying with state and local minimum-age tobacco laws, which prohibit the sale of tobacco products to minors.
Out of all seventeen-retailers, only one was found to be in violation of the law by selling tobacco to a minor. The Circle K Shell Station on West Main Street sold tobacco products to a minor. The clerk, Robyn Francois of Odin, was issued a notice to appear for the violation of the city ordinance Sale of Tobacco to a Minor.
The Salem Police Department received a grant awarded by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission's "Kids Can't Buy 'Em Here" Tobacco Enforcement Program. Police have educated tobacco retailers on minimum-age tobacco laws, and the importance of verifying the age of their customers while conducting compliance checks.
See other LocalNews news:Highland Authorities Release Identity of 2 Fire Victims
Judge Orders Illinois to Pay Home Health Workers' Insurance
Cities, Counties Struggle During Illinois Budget Mess
Police Beat for Monday, October 30th, 2015
Centralia Orphan Fans Make Big Donation to Seth Lange's Toy Drive