A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Crystal Lake Police Conduct Tobacco Compliance Checks
On November 9th , 2016, Crystal Lake Police Officers conducted the first round of Tobacco Compliance Checks within the City limits.
A total of 34 businesses within the City that hold valid licenses to sell tobacco products were checked and of them 33 were found to be in compliance.
One business failed the checks, selling packaged cigarettes to an underage minor, a violation of local ordinance, and was subsequently cited.
- Crystal Lake BP, 281 W. Virginia Street, Crystal Lake.
Operating under a State funded grant, the Illinois Liquor Commission has been the lead agency in developing strategies that reduce illegal tobacco sales to minors.
Crystal Lake Police will continue the campaign throughout 2016/2017 in an effort to stop illegal tobacco and e-cigarette product sales to minors by the implementation and expansion of community-based programs, utilizing retail education, enforcement and public awareness.
The case will be heard at an Adjudication Hearing to be conducted at the Crystal Lake City Hall on Friday, December 9th , 2016.