Cherokee County Sheriff's Office busts 3 businesses for selling alcohol, tobacco to minors
On October 7, 2021 Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted undercover purchases from numerous stores and gas stations in the area.
According to a CCSO report, in Jacksonville, the Exxon Key Food 3, located at 201 N. Jackson St. sold alcohol to a minor. In Rusk, the Smooth Eagle, located at 981 W. 6th street sold alcohol to a minor. In Mount Selman, the Hot Spot, located at 47400 US 69 Bullard sold tobacco to a minor.
The sale of alcohol to a minor is considered a misdemeanor A offense in the State of Texas and the sale of tobacco to a minor is considered a misdemeanor C offense in the State of Texas.
Warrants are being obtained for the two clerks who sold alcohol to a minor during this investigation, while the clerk at the Hot Spot in Mount Selman was issued a citation at the time of the sale. State law requires that you be 21 years of age or older to purchase or possess tobacco and alcohol in the State of Texas.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office takes the safety of our children seriously and will continue to investigate anyone who sells or distributes alcohol or tobacco to minors in our community.
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