On Tuesday, February 6, 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 Winter Haven area. 12 stores were checked and 11 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:
7-Eleven – 4000 Recker Highway, Winter Haven
Circle K – 1050 Spirit Lake Road, Winter Haven
RaceTrac – 11023 U.S. Highway 17 S., Winter Haven
Wawa – 1490 3rd Street SW, Winter Haven
7- Eleven – 1099 1st Street S., Winter Haven
Circle K – 1000 1st Street S., Winter Haven
Citgo – 100 Central Avenue, Winter Haven
Sunoco – 1202 6th Street NW, Winter Haven
RaceTrac – 810 Havendale Boulevard, Winter Haven
Chevron – 2049 Havendale Boulevard, Winter Haven
Citgo – 1690 Havendale Boulevard, Winter Haven
39-year-old Rosanie Louigene of Lakeland, who works at Chevron located at 2885 Havendale Boulevard in Winter Haven, was arrested for sale of alcohol to a minor.