The first round of tobacco compliance checks by the Crystal Lake Police Department turned up only one offender out of 40 local businesses.
Police conducted the first round of tobacco compliance checks on Nov. 29, according to a press release.
A total of 40 potential businesses holding valid tobacco licenses were reviewed, and 39 of them were found to be in compliance, the release stated.
of 229 E. Virginia St., was the sole business that failed the check and subsequently cited for selling tobacco products to an underage minor, police said.
Operating under a state funded grant, the Illinois Liquor Commission has been the lead agency in developing strategies that reduce illegal tobacco sales to minors.
Crystal Lake Police will continue to campaign throughout 2012 and 2013 in an effort to stop illegal tobacco sales to minors by the implementation and expansion of community-based programs and by using retail education, enforcement and public awareness.