Trumbull store clerk fined after allegedly selling tobacco to a minor

November 15, 2018

TRUMBULL — Out of eleven local businesses that underwent surprise tobacco inspections recently, only one establishment was found to be in violation of tobacco sales, police said.

State officials and Trumbull police did unannounced inspections on Nov. 7 at various local businesses that sell tobacco products. The inspections were meant to ensure tobacco was not being sold to those under the age of 18.

Under the supervision of investigators, an underage youth was sent into the Trumbull Mobile Service Center at 950 White Plains Road to try to purchase tobacco products. The clerk sold the items to the youth, police said. The offending clerk was issued an infraction for $200.

The cigarette dealer license holder at the establishment faces additional administrative sanctions from the Department of Revenue Services — the state agency that issues cigarette dealer licenses.

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