On Wednesday, August 24, 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, in the Eagle Lake and Winter Haven areas. Nine stores were checked, and all but one store was in compliance.
The following stores were in compliance:
Citgo – 150 S. 5th St, Eagle Lake
Eagle Lake Super Market – 15 W. Central Ave, Eagle Lake
Chevron – 558 N 5th St, Eagle Lake
RaceTrac – 11023 US Hwy 17 N, Eagle Lake
Wawa – 1490 3rd St SW, Winter Haven
Sunoco – 1202 6th St NW, Winter Haven
Magic Mart – 1250 6th St NW, Winter Haven
RaceTrac – 810 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven
The clerk at the following store was arrested for selling alcohol to a minor:
36-year-old Shirley Maple, of Winter Haven, who works at the Mobil convenience store located at 1509 Havendale Blvd NW in Winter Haven.