BROOKSVILLE — Clerks at three Brooksville-area convenience stores sold alcohol to an underage buyer during an undercover operation Thursday, the Hernando Sheriff's Office said.
Of 14 convenience stores checked during the operation, employees at these stores broke the law by selling to a minor:
• Hess, 26260 Cortez Blvd.
• Lake Lindsey Grocery, 14351 Snow Memorial Highway
• RMG General Store, 15738 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
All three clerks were given the opportunity to attend a training class in lieu of a criminal charge. The class, Promoting Retailers Education Program in Florida, or PREP, is provided by the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition.