12 Clerks Cited After Tobacco Sting in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - 12 clerks received citations after a tobacco sting operation in Odessa.

The Odessa Police Department conducted the sting on Wednesday and Thursday by using minors as decoys.

Overall, the minors and undercover officers visited 80 locations across the city and county.

The following city businesses were cited:

Desperados Drive Thru 1822 N. Andrews Hwy.
Amigo's #8 1700 S. Grant
7-Eleven #176 1364 E. 8th
Stripes #2272 3351 Faudree
Smokers Outlet 2718 N. Dixie
Smokers Outlet 2604A N. Grandview
7-Eleven 1523 Harless
Eskimo Hut 1100 E. 42nd
Sid & Sams 7500 N. Grandview
N-N Out Convenience 3226 W. 10th
Parks Convenience Center #4                     912 N. West County Rd.  
Amigos #7     2001 N. West County Rd.      

Also two clerks have been summoned for buys made at the following locations in the county:

  • Western Food                                                6301 N. Dixie
  • Gardendale Grocery                                       5012 Hwy 158

The sting operations are funded through a grant received by the Comptroller of Public Accounts of Texas.