Two Linn County businesses fail compliance checks

Total of 23 others pass routine law enforcement checks

Published: January 10 2014 | 12:48 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:55 am in

Two Linn County businesses failed tobacco compliance checks conducted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

According to the sheriff's office, the R & R One Stop, 4640 Highway 13, Central City; and the Corner Stop, 4200 Lewis Access Road, Center Point, failed the compliance checks by selling tobacco products to a minor.

Twenty-three other businesses located outside of the Cedar Rapids-Marion-Hiawatha metro area were checked and passed, according to the sheriff's office.

A first-time violation for illegal tobacco sales is a $100 fine for the employee and a $300 civil penalty. Fines go up for subsequent violations and businesses can face suspension of their cigarette sales permit with multiple violations.

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