Three illegal smoke shops snuffed out in Yonkers

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Yonkers Police Officers with some of the seized products.

YONKERS – Three stores have been shut down after being found in compliance violation by the City of Yonkers Smoke Shop Task Force.  The task force was established to prohibit stores from selling unlicensed marijuana as well THC products including THC vape pens.

The task force consists of members of the city’s police and fire departments as well as the code enforcement department and the department of housing and buildings (DHB).

As part of the widespread inspections throughout the city, stores at the following addresses have been shut down pending compliance, according to police:

A former Fotomat in Yonkers, converted to a smoke shop, has been shut down.
  • 186 Ashburton Avenue
  • 850 Bronx River Road
  • 15 Palisade Avenue

Yonkers police said that inspections have taken place all over the city, including stores on the following:

Ashburton Avenue
Bronx River Road
Central Park Avenue
Kimball Avenue
Lake Avenue
McLean Avenue
Palisade Avenue
Odell Avenue
Yonkers Avenue

“Our goal is not to hurt small businesses and building owners; however, we will not allow unlawful premises to impact the quality of life of our communities,” a police statement said, adding “The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Police Department will continue to ensure that all establishments are operating within the confines of the law.”