On November 13, 2013, deputies from the South Los Angeles Station/Lawndale Service Center conducted an operation to help prevent underage tobacco use. Deputies sent 16 and 14 year old juveniles into businesses that sold tobacco products to ascertain if they would sell tobacco to the underage juveniles. California law indicates that no one under the age of 18 years old can legally purchase tobacco products. Four businesses sold tobacco products to the underage juveniles. The businesses were issued citations and will have to appear in court for the violations.
Contact Information: Lieutenant John Hocking - 310-219-2753,