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6/14/2019 - 6/14/19- Tobacco Inspections - Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services - 4 Violations

Date:  June 14, 2019
Contact:  Captain Ronald Smith

Phone:  (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 19-84

On June 12, 2019 the Hamden Police Department Street Interdiction Team assisted the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services with regards to “unannounced tobacco inspections.” The purpose of the inspections was to determine if local businesses are in compliance with state laws concerning the prohibition of the sale of cigarettes and/or tobacco products to individuals under the legal age of 18.

Officers conducted compliance checks at 15 businesses. Four establishments were in violation. They are:
- Sammy’s Grocery and Deli – 863 Dixwell Avenue
- Hamden Variety Store – 1555 Dixwell Avenue
- Exxon – 2263 Whitney Avenue
- Krauszer’s Food Store – 3300 Whitney Avenue

The sales clerk for each of the aforementioned businesses was issued an infraction for Sale of Tobacco to a Minor. 


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