NORWALK, CT — Workers at three Norwalk businesses were cited by authorities last week on a charge of sale of “electronic nicotine to a minor” following an investigation by the Norwalk Police Department Special Services Division.
In recent months, the department had “received numerous complaints from concerned Norwalk parents regarding the sale of vape/nicotine products to their children,” which prompted compliance checks of shops on Dec. 30, Norwalk police said.
In the investigation, police used “cooperating minors” to assist officers.
The following locations were found to be not in compliance:
- VAPEWISE, in Liberty Square
2 employees — Ali Naji Murshad Al Sadi Abdullah, of Danbury, and Adnana Mozeb, of Bronx, New York — were charged with sale or delivery of electronic nicotine to a minor and received fines ranging from $200 to $5,000
- MOHEGAN SMOKE SHOP, North Main Street
Employee Felix Deleon, of Norwalk, was charged with ale or delivery of electronic nicotine to a minor and fined $200
- CITGO GAS STATION, East Avenue
Employee Viral Solanki, of Norwalk, was charged with sale or delivery of electronic nicotine to a minor and fined $200
“This is an ongoing investigation, and compliance checks will continue into the New Year,” Norwalk police said.