RIVERVIEW – Thirteen is a lucky number for the city’s businesses, as all the employees tested Sept. 8 with underage decoys attempting to buy tobacco products refused to sell them to them.
Five gas stations and eight other businesses were in compliance the evening of Sept. 8, refusing to sell tobacco products, including vape pens, to confidential informants 16 years or older, but under 21 years of age.
Police Detective Sgt. Derek Gentry and Detectives Matthew Lyles and Michael McDonald participated in the compliance checks along with the underage CIs.
The gas stations in compliance were: Mobil, 17044 Fort St.; Mobil, 18982 Fort St.; RP Fuels, 18215 Fort St.; Shell, 20990 Fort St.; and Speedway, 18799 Fort St.
The other business in compliance with the sales ban were: Circle K, 12705 Pennsylvania Road; Family Dollar, 19030 Fort St.; Franks Liquor City, 13827 Pennsylvania Road; George’s Convenience Store, 13826 Sibley Road; Rite Aid, 19016 Fort St.; Victor’s Market, 17104 Quarry; Walgreens, 17071 Fort St.; and Wild West Tobacco, 17024 Fort St.