On October 18, members of the Milford Police Department and staff members of the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program TPEP), conducted unannounced compliance inspections of establishments that sell tobacco products. The inspections were performed in an effort to determine compliance with state laws concerning the prohibition of the sale of cigarettes and/or tobacco products to youth under the age of eighteen.

Under the direction and supervision of DMHAS investigators, an underage youth, employed by the TPEP, entered the establishments and attempted to purchase tobacco products.

A total of 23 unannounced compliance inspections were conducted. Of this total, 6 establishments were found to be in violation of the Connecticut General Statute 53-344(b) Sale of Tobacco to minors under eighteen, which carries a $200 fine. The offending clerks at these establishments were cited.

The cigarette dealer license holder at each establishment also faces additional administrative sanctions from the Department of Revenue Services, the state agency that issues cigarette dealer licenses.

Establishments found in violation are as follows:

Corner Convenience, 358 River Street

Milford Smoke Junction LLC, 487 Bridgeport Avenue

Corner Food Mart, 305 New Haven Avenue

Post Road News & Deli, Boston Post Road

Mobil Mart, 118 Plains Road

Shell Food Mart, 524 New Haven Avenue

The following businesses were found to be in compliance with the law:

Colony News & Lotto, 400 Boston Post Road

Krauszers, 631 Milford Point Road

Cumberland Farms, Boston Post Road

Patriot Fuels, 719 Boston Post Road

Family Mart, 561 New Haven Avenue

Shell, 1345 New Haven Avenue

Galaxy Fuel Food Mart, 180 New Haven Avenue

Smoke & Convenience Junction, 762 Boston Post Road

IMart, 548 Naugatuck Avenue

Speedy Mart Food Store, 109 Meadowside Road

J&J Mart, 2017 Bridgeport Avenue

Suremart, 695 Bridgeport Avenue

BP Milford, 300 Bridgeport Avenue

Sunoco/Sun Spots, 298 Boston Post Road

Krauszers, 361 Bridgeport Avenue

Wheels, 365 Old Gate Lane

Milford Sunoco, 322 Old Gate Lane