Tobacco compliance results released for Milford
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