On Wednesday, October 5, 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 Lakeland area. Three stores were checked, and two were in compliance.
The following stores were in compliance:
Circle K Store, 2425 West Memorial Blvd, Lakeland
Citgo, 2340 West Memorial Blvd, Lakeland
25-year-old Brittany Hicks of Lakeland, who works at the Sunoco gas station located at 2100 West Memorial Blvd in Lakeland, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.