Odessa Police conduct underage tobacco sting

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

Stores in Odessa put to the test to see if the clerk is carding underage customers trying to buy tobacco.

Out of more than twenty stores tested this past Friday night, six failed.

Half of the stores were 7-11's.

The others include Town and Country on 8th Street, Chevron on 8th and Grandview, and the HEB on 42nd street.

At each store police sent in a teenager to buy cigarettes or tobacco.

Police cited each clerk who failed to ask the teenager for their ID.