Crime Report: Four Dearborn Businesses Nabbed for Selling Tobacco to Minors
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
During compliance checks this week with local businesses that sell tobacco, Dearborn police this week issued tickets to employees at four of those shops for selling tobacco to minors, according to police reports.
During these tobacoo compliance checks, which were all conducted on Tuesday, members of the Dearborn Police Explorers–all under 18–would ask to buy tobacco products.
At all the locations except one, the explorers were 17 years old and they bought a single pack of Newport brand cigarettes. At Dollar Kingdom, where the explorer was only 15, tobacco for a hookah was purchased.
According to a police report, the cashier at Future Fuels argued that the explorer he sold tobacco to appeared to be 40 years old. But at Andy's Liquor Store, the explorer was sold tobacco even after admitting to being only 17 years old.
All four of the clerks who sold the tobacco have been issued citations and will have to appear in court.
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