The Truckee Police says local merchants are following the law. Police detective Sergeant Jason Lithie says a recent sting operation by the Police Department had surprising results. Sergeant Lithie says officers sent several underage minors into seventeen business in the town to purchase cigarettes.
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The Sergeant says the sting has shown the enforcement need not be a high priority. He says the two stores involved were contacted an provided a education program about the sales of cigarettes to minors. The Sergeant says the local businesses are doing a great job.