Sunday, December 7, 2008

Compliance Checks

On Sunday December, 2008, The Frederick Police Department conducted compliance checks of 56 local businesses in The City of Frederick to check for sales of tobacco products to minors.

The Following merchants sold tobacco products to minors: Classic Cigars & British Goodies, 153 N. Market Street; Snax, 2050 Yellow Springs Road; CVS, 2040 Rosemont Avenue; Sheetz, 1600 Rosemont Avenue; CVS, 901 W. 7th Street; CVS, 1305 W. 7th Street, Ye Old Spirit Shoppe, 1005 W. 7th Street; 3 Star Liquors & Deli, 1305 W. 7th Street; BP Tollhouse, 503 W. 7th Street; Get ‘n Go, 1305 W. 7th Street; Sheetz, 1300 E. Patrick Street; Lowest Price Gas, 100 W. 7th Street; 7-Eleven, S. Jefferson & Catoctin Avenue; A-1 Choice, 300 South Jefferson Street; Frederick Sunoco, 1200 W. Patrick Street; Giant Eagle, 1275 W. Patrick Street; CVS, 402 S. Jefferson Street. Clerks cited face a court appearance, possible fines, and community service. The business owner faces fines of $300 to $3,000 and after three offenses can lose the State issued license to sell tobacco products.

Merchants who did not sell to the minors were Safeway, 927 W. 7th Street; Food Lion, 2060 Yellow Springs Road; East Patrick Liberty, 826 E. Patrick Street; Watson Ice & Beverage, 300 N. East Street; Plus Mart, 1202 E. Patrick Street; 7-Eleven; 501 N. East Street; Express Convenience Store, 430 E. Patrick Street; Fox’s Sport & Bait, 501 S. Market Street; East Street Liberty, 1301 N. East Street; Eastside Liquors, 509 N. East Street; Sunshine Liquors, 701 Motter Avenue; Lucky Liquors, 100 S. Jefferson Street; Smoke Signals, 304 N. Market Street; Frederick Citgo, 1111 E. Patrick Street; Rite Aid, 1000 Key Parkway; Giant Food, 1063 W. Patrick Street; Weis Market, 199 T. J. Drive; Willowtree Liquors, 5 Willowdale Drive; Golden Mile Tiger Mart, 1380 W. Patrick Street; DJ Liquors, 1306 W. Patrick Street; Hillcrest Beer & Wine, 1090 W. Patrick Street; 7-Eleven, 1042 W. Patrick Street; Get ‘n Go, 1000 W. Patrick Street; Hillcrest Latino Market, 10 Hillcrest Drive; Freestate Petroleum, 1180 W. Patrick Street; CVS, 1301 W. Patrick Street; Golden Mile Liquors, 50 N. McCain Drive; Frederick Shell, 1275 W. Patrick Street; Fredericktowne Mall Chevron, 1395 W. Patrick Street; Waverly Beer & Wine, 45-A Waverly Drive; Estrella Market, 1507 C W. Patrick Street; CVS, 5840 Ballenger Creek Pike; A-1 Mart, 649 Himes Avenue; Festival Major Liquors, 446 Prospect Boulevard; Weis Market, 448 Prospect Boulevard; Sunrise Liquors, 407 S. Jefferson Street, Jefferson Street Exxon, 400 S. Jefferson Street. The clerks and owners of these 39 businesses that did not sell tobacco products to the minors should be congratulated for their good work in keeping tobacco products out of the hands of youth under 18 years of age.

This operation was funded by a grant from the Cigarette Restitution Fund, administered by the Frederick County Health Department, Substance Abuse Prevention Services.

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