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Mason City Retailers Fined for Underage Tobacco Sales

Ten Mason City retailers have been fined for selling tobacco products to underage customers.

The Mason City Police Department, in collaboration with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) tobacco enforcement program, completed compliance checks on local retailers during the month of May. The joint effort aims to uphold Iowa’s tobacco laws and regulations. 

MCPD says, under the supervision of law enforcement officials, a series of operations were conducted in which underage individuals were deployed to 37 establishments in Mason City with the objective of purchasing tobacco products.

Retailers found to be non-compliant with the law, which carries a criminal penalty of $135 for first offense include:

  • Family Dollar – 1510 N Federal Avenue 
  • Four Corners Market – 1306 4th Street SW 
  • Hy-Vee #2 – 551 S Illinois Avenue 
  • Kwik Star – 235 S Eisenhower Avenue 
  • Mason Mart – 610 S Monroe Avenue 
  • Mason Smoke Shop – 497 Indian Head Drive Suite 109 
  • Midtown Liquor and Vape – 824 N Federal Avenue 
  • Sweet Fire Tobacco – 1165 5th Street SW, Suite E 
  • Yesway – 1920 S Federal Avenue 
  • Yesway – 637 12th Street NE 

Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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