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 three times over the past two 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. Together over the three events, we collected about 350 POUNDS of prescription medications and turned them over to the DEA for proper disposal!
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.
|Stop & Shop||Compliant||Non-compliant|
|Stop & Shop (Rockville)||Compliant||Compliant|
|Fore Your Convenience||Compliant||Compliant|
|Lafayette Wine and Liquor||Compliant||Compliant|
|Rockville Discount Liquor||Compliant||Compliant|
|Vernon Circle Package Store||Compliant||Compliant|
|Adam’s Polish Foods||Compliant||Compliant|
|Four Seasons Package Store||Compliant||Compliant|
|Harry’s Fine Wine and Liquors||Non-compliant||Compliant|
|Whiskey and Wine||Non-compliant||Compliant|
|Drive-In Package Store||Non-compliant||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).
|Union Grocery Store||Non-Compliant|
|Discount Tobacco and Vape||Non-Compliant|
|Rockville Corner Market||Compliant|
|NY Deli Mart||Compliant|
|Maganti Oil Energy Inc||Compliant|
|Riley’s Liquor Store||Compliant|
|Sam’s Food Stores||Compliant|
|Shell Food Mart||Compliant|