6 DeKalb retailers fail tobacco compliance checks

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Patrick Murphy

The DeKalb Police Department found six local retailers to be in violation of the law by selling tobacco to a minor.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Department found six local establishments operating in violation of the law by selling tobacco to minors, according to an April 5 DeKalb Police Department news release.

The six establishments not in compliance include Northern Fresh Market, 1013 W. Hillcrest Drive, Quick Stop, 910 Pappas Drive, Dekalb Food Mart, 850 Pappas Drive, The Smoke Shop, 818 W. Lincoln Highway, Jewel-Osco, 1320 Sycamore Road, and Ash Petroleum, 2400 Sycamore Road.

The police department issued ordinance violations for the “Sale of Tobacco to a Minor” for each establishment, according to the news release. A total of 36 establishments were inspected throughout the city.

The compliance checks performed March 6 are used to determine if local tobacco retailers are complying with local minimum-age tobacco laws which prohibit the sale of tobacco to minors. The retailers were each given an information kit and spoken with by a police department employee, according to the news release.

The compliance checks are funded by a grant from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s “Kids Can’t Buy Em Here” Tobacco Enforcement Program.