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Wilton Stores Fined For Selling Tobacco to Kids

WILTON, Conn. – Clerks at two Wilton stores were fined Wednesday by Wilton Police for selling tobacco to children during an inspection of stores.

Wilton officers charged clerks at Wheels 45 at 386 Danbury Road and Georgetown Mobil at 932 Danbury Road with illegal sale of tobacco to a minor during unannounced compliance inspections conducted Wednesday. The checks were done along with staff from the state Department of Mental Health Services and the Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program.

Under the direction and supervision from investigators, an underage youth from the Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program entered 11 Wilton stores, attempting to buy tobacco products. It is illegal to sell tobacco products to people younger than 18.

The clerk at Georgetown Mobil sold a cigar to a child at about 11:15 a.m., while the Wheels 45 clerk sold cigarettes to a youth at about 10:55 a.m., police said. Both clerks were fined $200. Nine other stores licensed to sell tobacco products passed the test, police said.

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