Clerks at two Farmington stores were cited Friday when Farmington Police conducted unannounced tobacco compliance checks.
The inspections help police determine whether stores are allowing customers under 18 to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products.
To conduct the checks, police sent a 17-year-old male, under the direction and supervision of Farmington Police investigators and with parental permission, into various stores to try to buy tobacco products. The teen did not misreperesent his age.
The inspections were made at 27 local stores and of those only two were found to be in violation. Clerks were cited at CVS, 188 Main St., Farmington and EZ Convenience at Westfarms mall.
Two clerks were issued infractions for violation of CGS 53-344(b), Sale of tobacco to minors. The offending employees were working at CVS, 188 Main Street, Farmington, and EZ Convenience, West Farms Mall.