3 Wilton stores not compliant with CT tobacco laws

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In random compliance checks last week, police said 14 establishments in Wilton, Connecticut were checked. There has been a violation.

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WILTON — Three local establishments were found in violation of state tobacco laws during recent compliance checks, police said Monday.

On March 15, Wilton officers working with the Department of Mental Health and State Substance Abuse Services Tobacco Prevention and Control Program conducted unannounced compliance checks at establishments that sell tobacco products. tobacco and/or electronic cigarettes.

Police said the inspections were carried out to ensure businesses were not selling tobacco products to people under the age of 21. State laws require retailers to verify photo identification of anyone who appears to be under 30 before selling any tobacco or electronics product. cigarette to an individual.

Fourteen compliance checks were carried out last week, and three establishments were found to be non-compliant. Police said those found to be non-compliant were Mohegan Smoke & Cigar Shop at 14 Danbury Road, Shell Food Mart at 210 Danbury Road and Grassy Plain Smoke at 991 Danbury Road. Employees at the three stores were sentenced to $300 violations for the first time.

An establishment found to be non-compliant is referred to the state Department of Tax Services for possible administrative action, police said.

Eleven retailers, ranging from smokehouses, grocery stores, convenience stores and liquor stores, were found to be compliant.

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