Officials issue cease and desist order to East Bridgewater vape shop accused of selling despite ban

EAST BRIDGEWATER, MASS. (WHDH) - A vape shop in East Bridgewater has been issued a cease and desist order after police say they were caught selling vaping products during the statewide ban, officials announced Friday.

The owner of Lifestyle Vape on Bedford Street was given a cease and desist order by the East Bridgewater Board of Health after police received several complaints from concerned residents, according to Police Chief Scott Allen.

Some of the complaints mentioned the alleged sale of products to minors.

While conducting surveillance outside the store on Tuesday, police said a detective observed a man walk out of the store and place an item into one of his pockets.

About 20 minutes later, that man was pulled over for running a stop sign and a subsequent investigation led officers to find a vape product that had allegedly been purchased from Lifestyle Vape.

It is unclear if the owner will face other fines or disciplinary action in connection with this incident.

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