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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday July 21st, 2021 :: 07:03 p.m. PDT


Tobacco Compliance Check

Nature of Incident: Tobacco Compliance Check
Report Number: 21-96097
Location: Fillmore/Piru, CA
Date & Time: 7/21/2021 12:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Detective Bureau/School Resource Officer Unit


The Fillmore Police Department conducted a multi-location tobacco compliance check resulting in one business out of compliance.
On July 21, 2021, the Fillmore Detective Bureau and School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit conducted a tobacco compliance check at businesses in Fillmore and Piru that sell tobacco. Eight locations were checked using a decoy under the age of 21 to confirm if they were in compliance with tobacco laws.
Tobacco use and nicotine addiction are serious health issues for the youth of our community. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Fillmore Police Department are dedicated to serving the community and protecting the health of our youth through actively enforcing tobacco laws and regulations prohibiting the sales of tobacco products to people under the age of 21.
One of Fillmore’s two SRO positions is funded by a California Department of Justice tobacco grant. The SRO proactively engages the youth in the Fillmore Unified School District and educates them about the dangers of tobacco while providing information about intervention programs to curb tobacco use. The SRO also works with the Detective Bureau to conduct compliance checks and investigations into businesses that may supply tobacco to youth in the community.
Prepared by: Deputy Jonathan Schnereger  
News Release Date: 7/21/2021  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Jonathan Schnereger
(805) 524-2233
Approved by:
Captain Garo Kuredjian  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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