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.