Three Grover Beach businesses were caught selling tobacco products to underage customers on Thursday.
Police conducted a tobacco compliance operation — which involved sending underage decoys into stores to purchase tobacco products — at 18 different retail locations, according to a Grover Beach Police Department news release.
Three businesses sold tobacco products to the decoy:
▪ Flyers Gas Station, 684 W. Grand Ave.
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▪ Guadalajara Market, 1400 W. Grand Ave.
▪ Express Smoke Shop, 1051 S. 13th St.
California raised the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 in 2016.
For more information about the sale of tobacco products to minors, call San Luis Obispo County’s Tobacco Control Program at 805-781-5564.