On Friday, January 27, 2017, PCSO School Resource deputies, along with the assistance of a PCSO Explorer (high school student volunteer), conducted “Operation Pop Top” in an effort to combat the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors, in the Lakeland area. Nine stores were checked, and eight were in compliance.
The following stores were in compliance:
Citgo - 1219 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland
Marathon - 316 East Memorial Blvd, Lakeland
Sunoco - 1205 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland
Walgreens - 311 East Memorial Blvd, Lakeland
Town Liquors - 2332 Griffin Rd, Lakeland
Marathon - 4275 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland
7-Eleven - 290 Lakeland Park Blvd, Lakeland
Exxon - 4655 North Socrum Loop Rd, Lakeland
32-year-old Sabbir Hossair of Lakeland, who works at the Sunoco located at 6655 North Socrum Loop Rd in Lakeland, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.