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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 6/22/2016 

 Operation Pop Top Results 

On Monday and Tuesday, June 20-21, 2016, PCSO School Resource deputies, along with the assistance of a PCSO Explorer (high school student volunteers), conducted “Operation Pop Top” in an effort to combat the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors. A total of 24 stores were checked, and the clerks at all but three were in compliance. 

The following stores were found to be operating as prescribed by Florida Law, checking I.D and refusing to sell alcoholic beverages to underage minors: 

Citgo - 1405 US Hwy 17, Bartow

Plaza Food & Fuel - 1995 Hwy 17, Bartow

Citgo - 6005 Hwy 17, Bartow

Circle K - 116 N Charleston Avenue, Fort Meade

Mobil - 724 E Broadway St, Fort Meade

Sunoco - 3 E Broadway St, Fort Meade

Dollar General - 109 S Charleston Avenue, Fort Meade

Citgo - 825 Charleston Avenue, Fort Meade

Citgo - 20500 Hwy 27 N, Lake Wales

OP Package -19509 Hwy 27, Lake Wales

Sunoco – 19300 Hwy 27, Lake Wales

Kangaroo – 14581 Hwy 27, Lake Wales

Town Star – 7030 Hwy 27, Frostproof

Citgo – 5320 Hwy 27, Frostproof

Sunoco – 5321 Hwy 27, Frostproof

Dollar General – 2275 Hwy 630, Frostproof

Little Dixie – 917 Hwy 17 S, Frostproof

Sunoco – 203 Hwy 17 S, Frostproof

Citgo – 22 Hwy 630, Frostproof

Mini Macs 910 N Scenic Hwy, Babson Park

Dollar General 101 Hatchineha Rd, Lake Hamilton


The clerks at the following stores were arrested for selling alcohol to the minors:

26-year-old Angelica Rodrigues of Kissimmee; she works at the Dollar General store located at 100 Palmetto Street, Poinciana;

36-year-old Angela Ramsey of Fort Meade; she works at the Citgo located at 822 North Charleston Avenue in Fort Meade;

67-year-old Teena Leonard of Lithia; she works at the 7 Star located at 6940 Old Hwy 37 in Bradley Junction.