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Oct 25, 2022

Store clerk arrested for selling alcohol to a 15-year old

Media Contact: Brian Bruchey, PIO

Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a Davenport store clerk for selling alcohol to a 15-year old on Monday, October 24, 2022, as part of its ongoing Operation Pop Top campaign.

32-year old Debra Collison was charged with Sale of Alcohol to a Person Under 21, a misdemeanor, after a boy purchased an alcoholic beverage from her. The boy is a PCSO Explorer who was participating in the special operation.

The Explorers program is for high school students who are interested in a career in law enforcement. Deputies coordinate visits to various Polk County stores assisted by an Explorer to ensure that the stores are compliant with state alcohol sales laws.

"Deputies visited seven stores on Monday, and six of them refused to sell alcohol to our Explorer. Stores and their employees have a responsibility to do their part in keeping alcohol out of the hands of those who are under 21, as required by law." - Grady Judd, Sheriff

The stores checked during this round of stops were all in the Davenport area.