Enforcement Activities

Vernon Rocks, in collaboration with one of our primary partners, the Vernon Police Department, implements enforcement activities such as compliance checks that ensure that Vernon liquor stores are not selling to minors and that older adults are not purchasing alcohol for minors. Additionally, the Vernon Police Department work with Vernon ROCKS members to prevent and stop underage parties and in-school drug use, and continues to monitor for individuals driving under the influence in Vernon.


DEA Drug Take-Back Events: Vernon ROCKS, in partnership with the Vernon Police Department and Walgreens Pharmacy, participate in the semi-annual National DEA Take-Back Days that happen every October and April. We have hosted this event eight times over the past five years in the parking lot of Walgreens located at 188 Union Street in Vernon-Rockville. The goal of this event is to prevent prescription pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Over the six events, we collected about 907 POUNDS of prescription medications and turned them over to the DEA for proper disposal!   Watch the news story from one of our October Take-Back Day HERE




Liquor Compliance Checks: Vernon ROCKS, in partnership with the Vernon Police Department and the CT Department of Liquor Control, funded compliance checks at retail liquor stores in Vernon in June of 2017 and 2018.

Alcohol Retailers 2017 2018 2019
CV Mart Compliant Compliant Compliant
Stop & Shop Compliant Non-compliant Compliant
Stop & Shop (Rockville) Compliant Compliant Compliant
Wine Seller Compliant Compliant Compliant
Fore Your Convenience Compliant Compliant _________
Lafayette Wine and Liquor Compliant Compliant Compliant
Rockville Discount Liquor Compliant Compliant Compliant
Vernon Circle Package Store Compliant Compliant _________
Adam’s Polish Foods Compliant Compliant Compliant
Riley’s Liquors Compliant Compliant Compliant
Four Seasons Package Store Compliant Compliant  Compliant
7-Eleven Compliant Compliant Non-compliant
Price Chopper Compliant Compliant Compliant
Aldi Supermarket Non-compliant Compliant Compliant
Harry’s Fine Wine and Liquors Non-compliant Non-compliant  Non-compliant
Whiskey and Wine Non-compliant Compliant Compliant
Drive-In Package Store Non-compliant Compliant Compliant
Krauszer’s Non-compliant Non-Complaint Compliant
LaChaim ___________ ____________ Compliant

Tobacco Compliance Checks:  Vernon ROCKS, in partnership with the Vernon Police Department and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program, funded compliance checks at stores selling tobacco in Vernon this past May (2018).

Retailer 2018 2019
Total Express Non-Compliant Non-Compliant 
Union Grocery Store Non-Compliant ________
Discount Tobacco and Vape Non-Compliant Non- Compliant
Mobil Mart Non-Compliant Compliant
7-Eleven Compliant Compliant
Walgreens Compliant Compliant
Rockville Corner Market Compliant Compliant
NY Deli Mart Compliant Compliant
Krauzer’s Compliant Compliant
Xtra Mart Compliant Compliant
Discount Cigarettes & Cigars _____________ Non-Compliant
CV Mart Compliant Compliant
Dollar General Compliant Compliant
Wine Seller Compliant _________
Cumberland Farms Compliant Compliant
Family Dollar Compliant Non-Compliant
Fas Mart Compliant Compliant
Erum’s One Stop ______________ Non-Compliant
Maganti Oil Energy Inc Compliant _________
Rock & Smoke ______________ Compliant
Riley’s Liquor Store Compliant _________
Between Rounds Food Mart ________________ Compliant
Sam’s Food Stores Compliant Non-Compliant
Food Mart ______________ Compliant
Shell Food Mart Compliant Compliant 
Smoker’s Paradise Compliant Non-Compliant
Vernon Mart Compliant Non-Compliant






Revised November 2021

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