Sometimes no news is good news and this is one of those stories.
Pleasanton police and underage decoys conducted undercover operations last week of 44 establishments that see if they would sell tobacco products to the underage decoys who were accompanying them.
Four of the locations were closed but of the 40 shops actually visited, these businesses refused to sell tobacco products which the decoys asked to buy.
Police Sgt. Maria Munayer said that while visiting each establishment, officers inspected the premises to ensure they were in compliance with mandatory posting of signs regarding the prohibition of tobacco sales to persons under 18 years of age. Officers also checked the businesses to make sure they had valid Tobacco Retail licenses.
In order to ensure on-going compliance with the law, Munayer said the Pleasanton Police Department will conduct similar operations in the near future.