Aberdeen Police Department conduct tobacco sting to local businesses

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- Last Thursday night, the Aberdeen Police Department conducted tobacco/nicotine product stings in Aberdeen. Unfortunately, 4 of the 6 businesses tested, failed and sold to an individual under the age of 21. The individuals at each business that completed the sale were issued a citation for selling to someone under 21. A violation of South Dakota Statute 34-46-2. The APD intends to complete these checks more frequently to stop the sale of these products to those who are prohibited.