Abel’s Tackle Box in Islamorada is the proud owner of a new ID Scanner, thanks to the Monroe County Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Community. The scanner, valued at $900.00, quickly scans driver’s licenses, military IDs and IDs from most Canadian provinces and gives an alarm if the ID shows the person is under age, or if the ID is expired.
The Coalition has held several alcohol vendor safety sessions in the middle and upper Keys as part of their “Keep Alcohol out of the Hands of Persons Under 21 Safe Summer Campaign”. The purpose of these sessions is to increase awareness about the ways young people try to access alcohol and how establishments that sell alcohol can protect their alcohol licenses.
The Coalition works in the community to reduce the use of alcohol and drugs. Toward that end, they partner with Monroe County Schools, Key West Police, the Sheriff’s Office, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Health, Guidance Clinic/Care Center, A Positive Step of Monroe County, Human Services Associates, Island 107 Radio, businesses, parents, youth, and others.