Two Nipomo stores accused of selling tobacco to minors

Clerks at two stores in Nipomo are accused of selling tobacco to an underage decoy during a recent sting organized by the county Sheriff’s Department and the county Public Health Department’s tobacco control program.

Authorities allege that two stores sold tobacco to the underage decoy: Smoker’s Hut at 671 W. Tefft St. and the Nipomo Market Place Chevron gas station at West Tefft Street and South Frontage Road.

The decoy had reportedly tried to buy tobacco at 11 stores.