Wilmington, NC – North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents cited 17 store clerks for selling tobacco to minors during a sweep through the region last month.
Agents targeted stores in Brunswick, Duplin and Onslow counties.
Stores with clerks cited for selling tobacco to minors include the Food Lion on Highway 133 in Southport, Kerr Drugs on North Sycamore in Rose Hill and the Shoreline Chill & Grill on Oak Island.
North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents targeted 145 stores in all.
The sweep is part of a collaborative of several state agencies and the state association of convenience stores.