Charles City, Iowa – The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Floyd County youth.
Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division to educate local retailers and enforce Iowa’s laws.
The sheriff’s office has committed to increase the compliance rate by conducting compliance checks on local establishments. Undercover law enforcement will enter establishments and attempt to by these products. If the clerk makes the sale, there will be a citation issued on the spot.
Since the program’s inception in 2000, the statewide tobacco compliance rate has grown to 91 percent.