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ATC announces its annual summer crackdown

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Commissioner of the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has announced the start of their annual Summer Crackdown on underage sales.

ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert says for the third year in a row, agents will increase compliance checks statewide during the summer. They will also offer educational seminars to groups.

The Summer Crackdown initiative was started in 2013. During the summer of 2014, agents performed over 6500 compliance checks and issued almost 900 citations for underage tobacco and alcohol sales.

Hebert says the agency is trying to decrease those numbers.

"Last year, around 14% of the businesses that ATC agents checked sold to our underage operatives," says Hebert. "With an increase in our education initiative, our agency is working to ensure that more businesses will do the right thing and not sell to minors."

In the next three months, Commissioner Hebert has ordered agents to increase the number of educational presentations it gives for businesses and organizations throughout the state.

The agency says they want to be proactive and educate both children and adults about state alcohol and tobacco laws and the dangers of early alcohol and tobacco use.

The 2015 Summer Crackdown will start this week and continue through August.

For more information on the ATC's Summer Crackdown or information on how to schedule an ATC agent to make an educational presentation to your group, visit the ATC's website at www.atc.la.gov.

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