Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Central Coast News Headlines

Underage Decoys Used To Test Tobacco Sales Compliance

The San Luis Obispo County Health Agency’s Tobacco Control Program in coordination with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a recent countywide tobacco sales compliance check operation, which ended on November 7. 

With the assistance of four local teens under the age of 18 as decoys, fifty-two tobacco retailer locations were visited throughout the county.  Six clerks of the fifty-two stores sold tobacco to the decoy.  

The six stores that engaged in the illegal sale of tobacco to a minor were: 1. Cayucos Liquor (75 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos); 2. Oceano Market & Gas (1711 Front Street, Oceano); 3. Mission Market & Deli (1402 Mission Street, San Miguel); 4. San Paso Truck Stop (81 Wellsona Road, Paso Robles); 5. Singh Chevron (701 Las Tablas Road, Templeton); 6. Stop-N-Buy (459 West Tefft Street, Nipomo).  None of the businesses listed were re-offenders.