The Frederick County Health Department’s Tobacco Sales Compliance Program issued three civil citations for businesses that failed to meet youth compliance state laws from April to June.

According to a news release from the health department, the program "conducted 61 tobacco sales compliance inspections" from April to June. The three businesses that violated the youth compliance laws were Lee Delauter and Sons in Middletown, Safeway in Walkersville and Urbana Fuel and Treats in Urbana.

Underage volunteers participate in the program and have their state-issued ID on them, and are accompanied by a plainclothes officer or health officer designee, according to the news release. The state's Department of Health funds the youth compliance checks.

For more information, call 301-600-1755.

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at sbohnel@newspost.com. He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

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