Salem Business Violates Tobacco Ordinance During Compliance Checks
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.
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