wville cigarette sting 12/28/11 0615 e.a.
a sting operation in watsonville was conducted earlier this month to bust stores selling cigarettes to minors. watsonville police sent cadets into 13 retail outlets such as grocery, convenience and pharmacy stores to try to buy cigarettes without an i-d. clerks at safeway, walgreens and cigarette city, (all of which are on freedom boulevard), sold cigarettes to the decoys. citations were issued to the businesses that violated the state law.
in a similar sting operation, cadets were able to buy a switchblade knife, a glass pipe and a lighter from cigarette city.