On Thursday, February 23, 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. Eleven stores were checked, and ten were in compliance.
The following stores were in compliance:
7-Eleven - 6175 US Hwy 98 South, Lakeland
Marathon - 3071 US Hwy 98 South, Lakeland
7-Eleven - 2010 Edgewood Dr, Lakeland
Race Trac - 4285 US Hwy 98 South, Lakeland
Sunoco - 1605 Edgewood Dr, Lakeland
Super Stop - 2103 Lincoln Avenue, Lakeland
Sunoco - 1920 Harden Blvd, Lakeland
Citgo - 1202 Ariana St, Lakeland
Marathon - 2045 Ariana St, Lakeland
Sunoco - 2085 Highlands St, Lakeland
22-year-old Jeremy Bunting of Lakeland, who works at the Wawa located at 3105 Bartow Rd in Lakeland, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.