3 fail tobacco compliance check

Published 9:01 am Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Albert Lea Police Department on Dec. 17, conducted its most recent wave of tobacco compliance checks. Of the 26 licensees, three failed by making illegal sales to an undercover decoy. The ALPD extends appreciation to the majority of retailers who conduct responsible transactions; while reminding all to request official ID prior to making a sales transaction.

• Hy-Vee Gas

2708 Bridge Ave

(Beverly Ann Willaby – age 70)

Decoy was not questioned as to age; was asked for an ID.

• Korner Mart

901 Main St W

(Rodney Alan Hunt – age 55)

Decoy was not questioned as to age or for an ID.

• Shell Food Mart

116 Bridge Ave

(Casey Steven Colvin – age 21)

Decoy was not questioned as to age or for an ID