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Only two of 25 clerks tested sell cigarettes to minors

April 19, 2011 5:10 p.m. | The vast majority of Tosa's 25 tobacco-selling businesses passed a recent under-age sales check with flying colors; however, two clerks sold cigarettes to the police-supervised minors after checking their IDs because they figured the youths' ages wrong.

The Wauwatosa Police Department works with volunteer minors to check whether retailers are enforcing law that only people 18 and older can buy tobacco products.

According to department records:

A clerk at Pick 'n Save on State Street sold cigarettes to the minors

A 21-year-old clerk at Pick 'n Save on State Street looked at the IDs of two Wauwatosa East High School students, ages 16 and 17, then sold them cigarettes. The teens immediately reported the sale to an officer at the scene.

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