WCSO targets underage sales of tobacco and alcohol

Warren County Sheriff's Office

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office conducted a focused enforcement effort regarding the sales of alcohol, tobacco, and vaping products to underage people.

Deputies from the School Resource Division coordinated with a trusted young adult to conduct compliance checks on 12 local businesses.

Only 3 of those actually properly checked ID and disallowed the sale.

These businesses were thanked for their compliance while clerks at the other stores were issued a summons.

The sheriff’s office plans to continue these compliance checks through the summer.

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SPADE seizes narcotics

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Special Problem and Drug Enforcement units (SPADE) stopped a vehicle for speeding on April 28th.

During the stop, a K-9 used a free-air sniff to notify the officers of the presence of narcotics.

Following a search of the vehicle, the officers confiscated 1000 Fentanyl laced oxycodone pills with a street value of $40,000.

Fentanyl is 50-100 times stronger than morphine and can be lethal with as little as 2 milligrams.

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