Members of the Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) worked with the Wilmington Police Department’s Community Policing Unit to shut down an operation that sold individual cigarettes.
Members of the Wilmington Police Department’s Community Policing unit received nuisance complaints of an individual engaged in the illegal sale of single cigarettes. The sale of these ‘loose’ cigarettes was taking place in the area of Lancaster and Greenhill Aves
An investigation indicated that t, 65-year-old, Charles Marshall of the 2500 block North Van Buren Street, Wilmington, was selling single cigarettes from open pack. The activity included walk up, drive up and bike up sales as he sat in his car.
Both the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement and members of the Wilmington Police Department’s Community Policing Unit conducted the investigation and subsequent arrest of Marshall on Friday morning.
The arrest resulted in 27 tobacco-related misdemeanor charges:
Marshall was released on $2,700 unsecured bail.