(Council Bluffs) Clerks at eight Council Bluffs businesses were cited for selling tobacco to minors.
The Council Bluffs Police Department says during the last few months, officers with the PAR unit conducted Tobacco Compliance checks at 71 businesses that have a tobacco license issued in Council Bluffs. During those compliance checks, eight of those businesses sold tobacco to an underage informant working with the Council Bluffs Police Department.
Citations were issued to each of the eight clerks at those businesses with fines of $100, plus surcharge and court cost. Civil fines and administrative sanctions, which can include loss of license, can also be taken.
The businesses that were not in compliance include; Filling Station at 1531 2nd Ave., HyVee at 1745 Madison Ave., Bucky’s at 1759 Madison Ave., Eddy’s at 3434 Nebraska Ave., HyVee at 2323 West Broadway, Elks Lodge at 380 Mckenzie Ave., Tobacco Hut at 3124 Manawa Centre Dr., and Casey’s at 701 32nd Ave.