Drug Free Charlotte County youth work in conjunction with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, as well as the Punta Gorda Police Department, conducting regular "Compliance Checks," in local stores, determining whether alcohol and/or tobacco will be sold to minors.
Student volunteers attempt purchases at random retail locations in the area. Stores that comply with the law are awarded a certificate in recognition of their compliance. We also show our appreciation by highlighting them on our website and through social media. Stores that do not compy are cited by law enforcement on site. We then check back with these businesses to make sure they stay in compliance in the future.
Want to participate in
our next Compliance Checks?
Email Jen Bernardi or call/text (941) 979-7481.