5 Stratford businesses caught selling tobacco to minors

May 17, 2019 GMT

STRATFORD - Employees at five Stratford businesses were found to be in violation of state law that prohibits sale of tobacco products to minors.

On May 1, police and members of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services conducted unannounced compliance inspections of businsses that sell tobacco products.

The inspections were performed in an effort to determine compliance with state laws concerning the prohibition of the sale of cigarettes and/or tobacco products to youth under the age of 18.

An underage youth employed by the Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program, entered the establishments and attempted to purchase tobacco products.


The clerks that sold tobacco products were issued a $200 infraction.

The cigarette dealer license also faces additional administrative sanctions from the Department of Revenue Services, the state agency that issues the licernses.

Police said most of the businesses checked were in compliance of state law.

Establishments found in violation

Boston Avenue Mart, 265 Boston Ave.

Future Market, 2336 Barnum Ave.

Lordship Shell, 145 Lordship Blvd.

Success Avenue Citgo: 605 Success Ave.

EZ Mart: 3355 Main St.

Businesses found in compliance

24/7 Express, 1607 Barnum Ave.

Stratford Food Center, 11 Woodend Road

Checkers Food Store and Deli, 1796 Barnum Ave.

Citgo Food Mart, 2000 Barnum Ave.

Shell Gas Station, 2275 Broadbridge Ave.

Billows and Blaze, 1056 Stratford Avenue

Bruce Corner Market, 189 Bruce Ave.

JM Gas, 805 Main St.

Delta Food and Fuel, 1219 Stratford Ave.

Citgo Gas, 1725 Stratford Ave.