On Tuesday, December 12, 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 Lakeland, Polk City, Auburndale, Lake Alfred, and Davenport areas. 13 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:
Sandpiper Mobil - 6655 N. Socrum Loop, Lakeland
Circle K - 1026 Walt Williams Rd., Lakeland
Shell Polk City Truck Stop - 1821 State Road 559, Polk City
Loves Store #228 - 1800 Highway 559, Auburndale
Polk City Marathon - 6000 State Road 557, Lake Alfred
7-Eleven - 44249 U.S. HWY 27, Davenport
Circle K - 45489 U.S. HWY 27 North, Davenport
Circle K - 101 Polo Park Blvd East, Davenport
Circle K - 2444 Sand Mine Road, Davenport
Loves Travel Stop - 54000 U.S. Hwy 27, Davenport
Marathon - 43804 U.S. Hwy 27, Davenport
Racetrac - 43250 U.S. Hwy 27, Davenport
27-year-old Chyeisha Crews of Lake Wales, who works at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 44009 U.S. Hwy 27 N. located in Davenport, was arrested and charged with selling alcohol to a minor.