Lakeland store worker arrested for illegal alcohol sales – CBS Tampa

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – During an Operation Pop Top initiative to ensure that alcohol is not sold to people under the age of 21, PCSO MPs (assisted by a high school student) checked 11 stores in the county, and found that all but one were compliant.

“This is an ongoing effort to ensure that stores and their employees do not break state law by selling alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Great job from MPs, and great job to all clerks and stores that have complied with the law, ”said Grady Judd, Sheriff

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The MPs were assisted by a 19-year-old PCSO explorer who visited the various stores in Lakeland, Mulberry and Bartow. Explorers are high school students interested in a career in law enforcement.

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Johnnie Todd, 52, of Lakeland, was arrested for selling alcohol to a minor, which is a misdemeanor. She works at the 7-Eleven store at 1011 CR 540-A East in Lakeland.

The other 10 stores that were checked were:

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Circle K, 2175 CR 540-A East, Lakeland
RaceTrac, 6486 South Florida Ave, Lakeland
Marathon, 3117 South Florida Ave, Lakeland
7-Eleven, 7040 SR 37 North, Mulberry
Murphy’s, 6801 North Church Ave, Mulberry
Sunoco, 1285 North Church Ave, Mulberry
Shell, 104 North Church Ave, Mulberry
Sunoco, 4285 SR 60 West, Mulberry
Shell, 310 Main Street West, Bartow
Racetrac, 1690 North Broadway Ave, Bartow