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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Cash, Michele

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 8/7/2017 

 Operation Pop Top Results  

On Tuesday, August 2, 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 Bartow, Mulberry, and Lakeland areas. 11 stores were checked and 10 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

7-11- 6175 S. US 98, Lakeland.

Racetrac - 1690 N. Broadway Ave, Bartow

Sunoco - 1385 N. Broadway Ave, Bartow

Circle K - 1020 N. Broadway Ave, Bartow

Shell - 104 N. Church St., Mulberry

Murphy Express - 6801 N. Church St., Mulberry

7-Eleven - 7040 SR 37 N., Mulberry

Speedway - 6808 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland

Racetrac - 3134 S. Hilltop Ave, Lakeland

7-Eleven - 4975 S. Florida Ave, Lakeland

45-year-old Muhammed Ali of Lakeland, who works at the Marathon Store located at 3304 S. Florida Ave in Lakeland, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.