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Sheriff conducts tobacco sting at North Iowa grocery store, issues citation to young wage-earner

WEST BEND – A sheriff conducted a tobacco sting at a North Iowa grocery store, and issued a citation to a young wage-earner.

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 2:51 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office conducted a tobacco compliance check on Kampen Foods at 113 South Broadway Street, West Bend as a part of the I-PLEDGE program. The compliance check resulted in an illegal sale of tobacco to a person under the legal age. Following the compliance check, 22-year-old Joshua Potthoff of West Bend was issued a citation for employee providing tobacco product to person under 21, which is a simple misdemeanor.

As a result Potthoff paid $210.25 in fines, court costs and fees.

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