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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Cash, Michele

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 1/11/2018 

 Operation Pop Top 


On Thursday, January 11, 2018, 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 area. 12 stores were checked and 12 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 - 1020 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow 33830

Racetrac - 1690 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow 38330

Sunoco - 1385 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow 33830

Circle K - 310   W. Main Street, Bartow 33830

Sunoco - 1900 W. Main Street, Bartow 33830

Sunoco - 607    E. Canal Street, Mulberry 33860

Shell - 104    N. Church Street, Mulberry 33860

Sunoco - 1285 N. Hwy 37, Mulberry 33860

Murphy Express - 6801 N. Church Avenue, Mulberry 33860

7 Eleven - 7040 N. SR 37, Mulberry 33860

Speedway - 6808 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland 33813

Racetrac - 6486 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland 33813