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Police cite clerks at 27 businesses for selling tobacco to minors

Police cite clerks at 27 businesses for selling tobacco to minors

Clerks at 27 businesses were cited for selling tobacco to minors during a recent sting by Anne Arundel County police. This comes as federal authorities have reported a recent increase in tobacco sales to persons under 18 years old, and county police and health officials have stepped up efforts to combat the problem. The goal, police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said, is "to do our part to hold businesses accountable and keep these products out of the hands of minors." Maryland law prohibits the sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of 18. Officers from the Northern and Eastern districts on Wednesday conducted Operation B.R.E.A.T.H., short for Bringing Retail...

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