Six of 29 DeKalb stores sold tobacco to minors
DeKALB – Six local businesses failed tobacco compliance checks DeKalb police conducted Monday.
Clerks at Walgreens, 100 W. Lincoln Highway; Lucky’s Tobacco, 116 E. Hillcrest Ave.; DeKalb Citgo, 705 E. Lincoln Highway; Huskies Tobacco, 1023 W. Hillcrest Ave.; DeKalb Shell, 308 N. 7th St.; and DeKalb Amoco, 920 W. Lincoln Highway; were charged with selling tobacco to a minor.
DeKalb police Lt. Carl Leoni said the department worked with 16-year-old students to enter 29 establishments across the city to see if they check a person’s identification before selling them cigarettes. Leoni said the decoy is not allowed to lie about his or her age.
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