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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Cash, Michele

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 7/19/2017 

 Operation "Pop Top" Results 


On Tuesday, July 18, 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 Polk City and Lakeland area. 30 stores were checked and 27 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: 

Sunoco - 5565 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland

Chevron - 4301 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland

KK Food Mart - 4275 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland

Citgo - 2248 New Tampa Hwy, Lakeland

Neil Food Stop - 1647 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland

Nicks Food Mart - 1219 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland

Sunoco - 1205 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland

Sunoco - 2100 W. Memorial Blvd, Lakeland

Ali Baba’s - 724 N. Wabash Ave, Lakeland

Marathon - 628 N. Wabash, Lakeland

C Mart - 2121 US Hwy 98 N., Lakeland

Racetrac - 2750 Hwy 98 N., Lakeland

7-Eleven - 3031 Hwy 98 N., Lakeland

Lakeland Gas and Food - 3250 Hwy 98 N., Lakeland

Sunoco - 3230 Hwy 98 N., Lakeland

Mobil - 3437 Hwy 98 N., Lakeland

7-Eleven - 5870 Hwy 98 N., Lakeland

Mini Shop - 4718 Hwy 98 N,. Lakeland

Wawa - 4320 Hwy 98 N., Lakeland

Circle K - 207 Commonwealth Blvd, Lakeland 

Texaco - 501 Commonwealth Blvd, Lakleand

Food Mart - 644 Commonwealth Blvd, Lakeland 

Marathon - 8919 N. Road 33, Polk City

Circle K - 1026 Walt Williams Road, Lakeland

Express Track - 4225 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland

Marathon - 316 Memorial Blvd, Lakeland

Fast Stop Food Stores - 820 E. Memorial Blvd, Lakeland

48-year-old Ayman Naeem Farag of Palm Harbor, who works at the Citgo located at 2248 New Tampa Hwy in Lakeland was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.

63-year-old Ashokkumar Agrawal of Lakeland, who works at the Chevron Store located at 4655 Socrum Loop West, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.

26-year-old Rohin Sahota of Lakeland, who works at the Right Fuel store located at 1144 E. Memorial Blvd, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.