On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Polk County Sheriff's School Resource deputies and PCSO Explorers (Explorers are high school student volunteers), conducted "Operation Pop Top" in an effort to combat the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. The operation was conducted in the Auburndale and Lake Alfred areas of the county.
During the operation, an attempt to purchase alcohol was made at the following 2 stores, and neither was in compliance:
Kwik Mart, 123 Magnolia Avenue in Auburndale; 43-year-old John Findley, DOB 5/21/67, of 2410 Regent Way in Kissimmee, was arrested and charged with one count Sale of Alcohol to a Person Under 21.
Chevron Food Mart, 530 Lakeshore Way in Lake Alfred; 34-year-old Donald Wayne McNabb, DOB 6/30/76, of 318 Oleander Way in Lake Wales, was arrested and charged with one count Sale of Alcohol to a Person Under 21.