Conway police cite store clerk, warn manager after minor bought cigarettes

troot@thesunnews.comJanuary 2, 2014 

Conway police cited a store clerk and manger after a 16-year-old purchased a pack of cigarettes this week, according to a police report.

City officers along with an agent with the State Law Enforcement Division conducted an alcohol and tobacco operation in the city and sent a 16-year-old boy into Food Lion at 3320 Fourth Ave., about 3:30 p.m. Monday to purchase cigarettes, police said.

The teen bought the cigarettes and told police the clerk did not ask for his identification, according to the report. The officers questioned the clerk and store manager about the incident.

The clerk, a 19-year-old man, told police the underage teen looked of age to purchase cigarettes, according to the report. Officers advised the clerk to always ask for identification and issued him a citation for selling tobacco to a minor. The store manager also was issued a SLED warning about the incident.

No other details were listed in the report.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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