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Five retailers pass tobacco compliance checks in Elburn

ELBURN – Five Elburn retailers recently passed a test to see whether they would sell tobacco products to minors, according to an Elburn Police Department news release.

The release indicated the Nov. 13 check was required as part of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s “Kids Can’t Buy ’Em Here” tobacco control grant.

Elburn conducts three compliance checks a year, the release stated.

According to the release, police sent a 17-year-old decoy agent to all six of the licensed tobacco retail establishments in the village.

A 19-year-old sales clerk at BP Amoco, 940 N. Main St., reportedly sold a pack of Camel Blue cigarettes to the teen after checking his or her identification, the release stated.

Hassan Imran, of the 1300 block of Hall Street, Sugar Grove, was issued a notice to appear on a charge of selling tobacco to a minor. Imran is expected at 9 a.m. Dec. 18 in Kane County Branch Court in St. Charles, according to the release.

These retailers were expected to receive written confirmation about successfully passing the check: Elburn Mobil, 213 S. Main St.; Elburn Liquors, 319 S. Main St.; Valley Liquors, 151 E. Route 38; Jewel-Osco, 800 N. Main St.; and Walgreens, 1001 N. Main St.

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