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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Cash, Michele

News Date: 3/15/2017 

 Operation Pop Top Results  

 On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, PCSO 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. Twelve stores were checked, and eleven were in compliance.

We are consistently encouraged that the vast majority of retailers in our area comply with the laws prohibiting selling alcohol to minors. We thank them for their diligence. Those who do not comply will be held accountable.”  Grady Judd, Sheriff

The following stores were in compliance: 

Circle K Store- 3100 N Galloway Rd, Lakeland

Circle K Stores- 4415 Old Kathleen Rd, Lakeland

7-Eleven Store- 3031 US Hwy 98 North, Lakeland

Marathon Store- 111 Marcum Road, Lakeland

Chevron- 10705 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland

Circle K Store- 10705 Hwy 98 N, Lakeland

Kathleen Citgo Food Mart- 6403 Kathleen Rd, Kathleen

Circle K Store- 7250 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland

Circle K Store- 8324 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland

7-Eleven Store- 2993 Duff Rd, Lakeland

Marathon Gas- 2385 Griffin Rd, Lakeland

 21-year-old Chelsea Coker of Lakeland, who works at the Circle K store located at 3025 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.