Thursday, February 1, 2007
Police conduct tobacco sting
The Holly Springs Police Department conducted a tobacco sting operation in the city on Tuesday, Jan. 23.
Nine businesses were visited and five out of the nine were found in violation of tobacco sales laws.
Citations and court dates were issued to the businesses in violation of the Mississippi State Law which prohibits the distribution of tobacco products other than in sealed packages.
Violation for the first offense is not more than $100 or enrollment in a retailer tobacco education prevention program or both; not more than $200 for a second violation within one year or a prior violation; and a penalty of $300 for all subsequent violations.
In addition, for a third and all subsequent violations within one year of two prior violations, the permit to sell tobacco products of any person violating the law is subject to revocation for a period of one year.
In other police news, a business located on Crescent Meadow Drive was burglarized early Friday morning.
Officers responding to an alarm call at that location discovered that thieves had made access to the business by breaking through the front door. Two flat screen televisions valued at $2,368.78 were damaged and two Xbox 360s were taken from the business.
Officers of the Holly Springs Police Department also responded to the following calls – malicious mischief (one), disorderly conduct (one), stalking (one), petit larceny (five), attempted canine attack (one), disturbance (one), suspended driver’s license (one), threats (two), simple assaults/domestic violence (five), driving under the influence (one), disturbing the peace (one), alarm call (one).
The Holly Springs Police Department asks that anyone with knowledge of any of the listed incidents please call 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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