On Monday, three Waterford stores were cited for selling discount cigarettes to a minor, thanks to a sting operation by the Department of Mental Heath and Addiction Services, the Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program and the State of Connecticut.

Clerks at Zap-n-Go inside the Crystal Mall, Sam’s Food Store on 125 Boston Post Road and Bestway on 6 Boston Post Road all were caught selling cigarettes to a youth under the age of 18, according to a press release. The youth was employed by the TPEP.

Each store clerk was fined $200. Additionally, the cigarette dealer license holder at each store faces additional sanctions from the Department of Revenue Services, according to the press release.

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