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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 2/25/2016 

 Operation Pop Top Results 


In an effort to combat the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors, during the month of February 2016, PCSO School Resource deputies, along with the help of Polk County Explorers, checked 27 stores throughout Polk County during four different operations. In all, 23 stores were in compliance, and 4 clerks were arrested.

The following stores were in compliance, and the clerks there refused to sell alcohol to minors: 

3 B’s Sunoco – 5565 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland

Express Food Mart – 4301 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland

JJ Food – 1405 Hwy 17 South, Bartow

Sunoco – 1410 Hwy 17 South, Bartow

Florida Discount Beverage – 210 Hwy 17 South, Bartow

XYZ Liquor – 295 Hwy. 17 South, Bartow 

Sunoco - 3317 Ave G NW, Winter Haven

Cash Mart - 1290 34 St NW, Winter Haven

S&N Shop Smart - 1458 NW 42nd St, Winter Haven

Kegs To Go - 2126 34th St NW, Winter Haven

7-Eleven - 4000 Recker Hwy, Winter Haven

Star Food Mart - 4660 US HWY 17 North, Bartow

Bill's Market - 4670 HWY 17 North, Bartow

Eagle Lake Supermarket - 15 W Central Ave, Eagle Lake

Sweet Line Food Mart - 558 5th St North, Eagle Lake

Ractrac - 11023 US HWY 17 North, Eagle Lake 

SUNOCO - 607 E CANAL ST, MULBERRY

SHELL - 104 N CHURCH AVE, MULBERRY

ROC’S LIQOUR - 806 N CHURCH AVE, MULBERRY

SUNOCO - 1285 HWY 37 North, MULBERRY

SPEEDWAY - 6081 N CHURCH AVE, MULBERRY

MURPHY STORE - 6808 S. FLORIDA AVE, LAKELAND

WINN DIXIE - 6902 S. FLORIDA AVE, LAKELAND

7-Eleven - 7040 S.R. 37 North, LAKELAND

WALGREENS - 6985 S. FLORIDA AVE, Lakeland 

1ST STOP LIQOUR STORE AND TOBACCO - 1125 SHEPHARD RD, LAKELAND

SUNOCO - 1790 SHEPHERD RD, MULBERRY

The following store clerks were arrested for selling alcohol to minors:

25-year-old Ashley Muns of Zephyrhills - she works at KK Food Mart, 4275 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland;

47-year-old Colette Espinoza of Winter Haven - she works at Citgo, 1660 Lake Shipp Drive, Winter Haven;

64-year-old Kathy Turner of Lakeland - she works at Walmart Liquor, 6745 North Church Ave, Mulberry;

34-year-old Michael Finch of Winter Haven - he works at Citgo, 150 Avenue G NW, Winter Haven