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Twelve people cited in tobacco sting conducted by Mason City police


This news story was published on December 10, 2015.
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MASON CITY – Officers with the MCPD conducted compliance checks on local establishments. Underage customers, under the supervision of law enforcement officials, entered establishments and attempted to buy tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products.  Clerks who made the illegal sale were cited. Of the 33 licensed tobacco retailers, 12 were cited for underage sales.  Criminal penalties for selling tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products to a minor include a $100 fine for a first offense, a $250 fine for a second offense and a $500 fine for third and subsequent offenses.

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4 Responses to Twelve people cited in tobacco sting conducted by Mason City police

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 11, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Did they use the government gifted tank to surppress these felons???

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Shlould have spent their time searching for corvetted refuges. What a shame. I wonder if they used the government gifted tank to suppress these felons?

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    December 11, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Nasty stuff tobacco. More tar than pot but still both are very bad on the lungs and vascular systems.

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    Sad But True Reply Report comment

    December 11, 2015 at 7:39 am

    thank god government saves us from ourselves. What a waste of time and money