The Salem Police Department announces the recent results of the City of Salem tobacco compliance checks. These compliance checks are performed to determine if local tobacco retailers are complying with state and local minimum-age tobacco laws, which prohibit the sale of tobacco to minors.
With the help from a grant awarded by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s “Kids Can’t Buy ‘Em Here” Tobacco Enforcement Program, the Salem Police Department has educated tobacco retailers on minimum-age tobacco laws and the importance of verifying the age of their customers while conducting compliance checks of area tobacco retailers.
Tobacco retailers were inspected on the third of three rounds of compliance checks on all tobacco retailers in the community. A total of 17 tobacco retailers were inspected and two were found to be in violation of the law by selling tobacco to a minor.
The following are the retailers that did not sell:
Jumpin’ Jimmy’s – W. Main St. D.J.’s Party Supply – W. Main
Hucks– W. Main St. IGA – E. Main St.
Walmart – W. Main St. Motomart – W. Main St
Knapp Mart – S. Broadway Ave Murphy USA – W. Main St.
Casey’s General Store – S. Broadway Ave. CVS Pharmacy – E. Main St
Circle K Shell – W. Main St. Jumpin’ Jimmy’s – N. Vail Ave
Farm Fresh – E. Main St. Swifty Gas – W. Main St
Wine Rack - W. Main St.
The following are the retailers that did sell:
Spirit Shoppe – S. Broadway Ave. Clerk: Logan Morris
Discount Tobacco – W. Main St. Clerk: Angela Tolliver
The clerks were issued notices to appear for the violation of the city ordinance Sale of Tobacco to a Minor.