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Wilton Gas Stations Cited for Selling Tobacco to a Minor

Two gas stations were cited for selling cigarettes to a minor during an undercover tobacco enforcement operation yesterday.

 

In conjunction with the Conn. State Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Wilton Police conducted a surprise inspection of 11 local establishments yesterday using “an underage youth employed by the Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program" according to a press release sent out by the Wilton Police Department.

One employee from Citgo, located at 386 Danbury Road, and one employee from , located at 932 Danbury Road, were issued $200 infractions for selling tobacco to a minor on June 11.

Cigarette dealer license owners at the two gas stations “will be referred to the Dept. of Revenue Services for additional administrative sanctions,” the release states.

The following nine Wilton businesses passed the test and did not sell tobacco products to the youth:

  • PVC Gulf

According to a recent survey by Positive Directions.org, cigarette use among Wilton teens has declined from 59.5 percent of polled juniors and freshman in 2007 to 47.7 percent in 2011.

Noah Fence July 12, 2012 at 05:44 PM
"Undercover tobacco enforcement operation" a.k.a. Sting...
Lorna July 12, 2012 at 06:20 PM
... And what's wrong with that? Granted, in the overall scheme of things, "there are bigger fish to fry," but I see nothing harmful in law enforcement efforts to protect the health and well-being of young adults and those pretending to be them.

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