Unannounced compliance inspections have been held at Southbury establishments that sell tobacco products or electronic cigarettes. Officers worked with the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program on Wednesday.
17 compliance checks were conducted and 4 were found non-compliant. The offending clerks at Citgo / Wheels, Kiran Mart and Southford Package Store all on Southford Road and the Mobil / Southbury Convenience at Exit 16 were issued a first time infraction of $300. 13 retailers were found to be compliant.
Retailers are required by state law to inspect the photo ID of anyone who appears under the age of 30 before selling a tobacco product or electronic cigarette.