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ALE cracks down on minor tobacco sales

NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- Seven North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents cited 20 store clerks in the NewsChannel 3 viewing area for selling tobacco to minors. That is a class-two misdemeanor and carries a fine up to $1,000. Agents found the vast majority of stores here refused to sell to minors. There has been a decrease in since a statewide crackdown began in 2005.

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