ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A major convenience store in the Midwest wants to see identification before selling energy shot drinks.
Brian Johnson, Vice President of Finance for Casey’s General Store, says the store will not sell energy shots and pills to anyone under the age of 18.
“There’s multiple brands, the 5-Hour Energy shots is kind of the most common one, but it’s multiple brands of those little vials of a concentrated shot or there’s energy pills as well,” he says.
Johnson says with each shot having more caffeine than a cup of coffee, it is easy for teenagers to get carried away with them.
Some teens have been known to mix several of the drinks or bills into a potent drink.
“For us, we just had a concern that we would hate to see a minor purchase multiple energy shots or pills and basically consume them in a manner that they’re not intended to be used for,” he says.