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Oxford, Mississippi Businesses Cited for Selling Tobacco and Vaping Products to Minors

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On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the Oxford Police Department, Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, and Lafayette County Metro Narcotics conducted electronic smoking device compliance checks. In recent weeks we have received information about stores selling tobacco and vaping products to minors. Through our investigation we were able to identify and cite several businesses under Mississippi Code 97-32-51, Prohibition of the distribution of alternative nicotine products to minors.

Our community of law enforcement officers are committed to protecting our youth and being proactive in deterring businesses from selling these products to minors. We have seen an increase in vape related illnesses on our school campuses this year. We will continue to create awareness surrounding the health concerns of vaping and tobacco products as well as actively investigate complaints of illegal sells!

Businesses that were in compliance:

Mobile University Ave.
Exxon University Ave.
Discount Tobacco N. Lamar
Oxford Spot N. Lamar
Shell Sisk Ave.
Chevron S. Lamar/University
BP Hwy 334
James Food Center Jackson Ave.
Kangaroo Express 
Texaco University
Sam’s Cellphone Jackson Ave.
Circle K Thacker Loop
Circle K Hwy 278
Chevron Hwy 278
Dollar General Hwy 30
Little John’s Hwy 30

Businesses that were cited:

Three Way N. Lamar
Double Quick Jackson Ave.
Brittany Store Jackson Ave.
Murphy USA Jackson Ave.
West Oxford Chevron Jackson Ave.
Wards Chevron Old Taylor Road
The Store Hwy 30
Abbeville Quick Stop Hwy 7

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