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Casey's General Store refuses to sell energy drinks to minors

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A popular metro convenience store chain is refusing to sell energy drinks or shots to minors.

The Casey's General Store is just doing this as a precaution. There is no legal age limit to buy energy drinks in Kansas or Missouri.

Casey's ID's for only a select few energy drinks, but an 18 and over ID is required for everything found in their "energy end cap" section.

The concern is with the high concentrations on caffeine and vitamins.

In just one energy shot, people could get 120 percent of their daily value of vitamins B6 and B12.

Doctors warn people could end up with vitamin B toxicity, which causes numbness, tingling and neurological disorders.

Casey's fears most people won't stop with just one drink.

"Below the age of 18 basically sometimes they don't make the best decisions, it's not the fact that one shot has more caffeine then a cup of coffee, it's the fact they could buy five of them and make a very concentrated drink and drink it all at once," said Brian Johnson, with Casey's General Store.

And Casey's said it considers itself a family friendly retailer.  It didn't feel right selling the drinks to children, so they made the decision not to.

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