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Punta Gorda Police & ABT Team Up for Underage Alcohol Sales Enforcement Sweep

Post Date:01/26/2018

Punta Gorda Police and ABT Team Up for Underage
Alcohol Sales Enforcement Sweep

Punta Gorda Police detectives and state investigators from the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Bureau of Law Enforcement (ABT) teamed up today for an enforcement sweep in the City of Punta Gorda targeting the sales of alcohol to minors. The operation included compliance checks of a total of fifteen local commercial establishments licensed to sell alcohol products within the city limits of Punta Gorda. All fifteen establishments which were checked were found to be in compliance.

Commercial establishments which were checked and DID NOT SELL ALCOHOL TO A MINOR are as follows:

Old Towne Convenience                311 West Marion Avenue
Circle K / Shell                                 3035 Tamiami Trail
Marathon / Antar’s Food Mart      1002 Tamiami Trail
PGI Liquor                                          615 Cross Street
Sunoco                                                10001 Burnt Store Road
Walgreens                                        3795 Tamiami Trail
Circle K / Mobil                               3949 Tamiami Trail
Dollar General                                 1300 Tamiami Trail
Murphy Oil                                        26359 Jones Loop Road
CVS                                                     2400 Tamiami Trail
Walmart                                            5001 Taylor Road
Publix Supermarket                       2310 Tamiami Trail
Publix Supermarket                       3941 Tamiami Trail
7-11                                                    3139 Tamiami Trail
Dean’s South of the Border          130 Tamiami Trail

This operation was the result of a continuing partnership between ABT and the Punta Gorda Police Department to curb the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The Punta Gorda Police Department, along with Drug Free Charlotte County and ABT, will continue to work constructively with city retail establishments where violations occur to ensure that employees are educated regarding Florida Law.

Chief Pamela Davis urges all individuals to report the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to law enforcement. Violations within the incorporated city limits of Punta Gorda can be reported to the Punta Gorda Police Department at (941) 639-4111. Operations such as the one conducted today will continue.

Prepared by:
Detective Larry Schrader                                                                                             
Punta Gorda Police Department
(941) 575-5560

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