Port Huron Police conducted an underage decoy operation targeting 34 retail businesses within the City of Port Huron. Thirty of the businesses passed the test by checking the decoy’s identification and refusing to sell them tobacco products.
Four businesses failed to check ID:
- Marathon Gas Station – 1301 Military Street
- Buscemi’s Beverage Barrel – 1433 Military Street
- The Smoke Shop – 1420 24th Street
- Speedy Q Market – 1301 10th Street
The businesses were ticketed, and the fines for selling tobacco to minors are $100 for the first ticket, $200 for the second, and $2500 for the third. This is the second ticket for the Marathon Gas Station, and the first for the other businesses cited. There is no jail time associated with the infraction.