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Cigarette Sale Sting Results Good, Not Perfect

Posted June 17, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Just six stores out of 38 visited sold cigarettes to minors during a police sting in Durham Monday and Tuesday.

D.A.R.E. officers say they're encouraged that most of the clerks did the right thing.

For the most part, clerks asked the teens for identification, then refused to sell them cigarettes.

The six clerks who did sell to minors have been charged with a misdeamnor and could be fined up to $1,000.