by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
The city of Minot Business passed the Minot Police Department Compliance check.
This latest check was done on 9/16/2017.
About 34 licensed businesses where check and all of the 34 business passed which resulted in a 100% compliance check.
The businesses were refusing to sell to minors who in the compliance sting, were sent to attempt to purchase tobacco products.
The Minot Law allows for the Police department to utilize various youth volunteers for the compliance check stings.
The Minot City Ordinance Code states:
If a business sells tobacco to a minor, the fine is a $50.00 personal fine for the clerk at the non-compliant store.
The business where the clerk works at faces a civil penalty in various degrees.
1st offense is a $100.00 penalty.
2nd offense removal of the store’s Tobacco License suspended for 7 days.
3rd offense removal of the store’s Tobacco License for (30) days.
4th offense removal of the store’s Tobacco License for (1) one year.
Minot retailers are compliance minded and refrain from the selling to minors.
However the alcohol is a different beast. The Montana News will address this in an upcoming article.