Clerks at six gas stations and other establishments in Lake County were cited by the sheriff’s office after being caught selling tobacco or nicotine products to people under 21, authorities said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office recently concluded its second round of tobacco compliance checks in 2022.
The checks were conducted at businesses that sell tobacco or nicotine products in Lake County.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said the compliance checks are intended to ensure businesses selling tobacco and nicotine products are not selling to anyone under the age of 21.
Of the 70 establishments checked, six of them failed the compliance check and 64 successfully completed the checks, Covelli said.
Karim U Khan, the clerk of the Beach Park Marathon Gas Station at 38947 N Green Bay Road in Beach Park, and Steven M Peplowski, the clerk of Monster Cloud Vape & Cigar at 27273 Volo Village Road in Volo, were both cited for unlawful sale of tobacco to a person under 21.
Scott A Perrelli, the clerk of the 7-Eleven at 20502 Milwaukee Avenue in unincorporated Deerfield, and Nevaeh T Coleman, the clerk of Cheap Tobacco at 20526 Milwaukee Avenue in unincorporated Deerfield, were both cited for unlawful sale of tobacco to a person under 21.
Lorenzo A Sandoval, the clerk of the Knollwood Mobil at 2 North Waukegan Road in Lake Bluff, and Frances D Manhoff, the clerk of the Speedway Gas Station of Barrington at 28540 Kelsey Road in Lake Barrington, were also both cited for unlawful sale of tobacco to a person under 21.
64 establishments in Wadsworth, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, Deer Park, Volo, Ingleside, Third Lake, Beach Park, and unincorporated areas of Lake Villa, Grayslake, Antioch, Mundelein, Lake Zurich, Gurnee, Palatine, Lake Bluff, Deerfield and Lake Forest successfully completed their compliance checks.
The businesses checked include those within the jurisdiction of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office or communities which contract with the sheriff’s office for policing services, not those within municipal limits.
The compliance check detail was funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery.