The Day – 5 Stonington stores fail tobacco and e-cigarette sales inspection

Stonington – Five local stores have failed surprise inspections of their tobacco and e-cigarette sales, police said.

The Stonington Police Department and the state Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Tobacco Prevention Enforcement Program conducted 11 unannounced inspections across Stonington on May 25 to see if stores were following the state law when selling tobacco products and e-cigarettes by verifying the identity of anyone under the age of 30. Old.

Bestway Food Store and Smoke Shop at 380 Liberty St., Chucky’s Shell at 242 Greenmanville Ave., Mobil Gas Stations at 87 W. Broad St. and 34 E. Main St., and Henny Penny Shell Station at 2 Roosevelt Ave . failed inspections.

Clerks at the five stores were given tickets for $300, police said.

The results of failed inspections will be forwarded to the state Department of Tax Services for possible administrative action, according to the department.

Six stores were also inspected and found to be in compliance with state law, police said. They were Stonington Village Food Market at 522 Stonington Road, Citgo Gas Station at 48 Stonington Road, Mobil Mart at 66 Whitehall Ave., Honey Plus Convenience Store at 163 South Broad St., Chucky’s Food Store at 60 South Broad St. and O’Keefe’s Discount Liquor Store at 37 South Broad St.

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