Two charged in underage drinking detail

STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY UNDERAGE DRINKING DETAIL NETS TWO SALES TO MINORS IN RENSSELAER AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES

 

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on November 9, 2017 in Rensselaer and Columbia counties.  The SLA conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting 15 different businesses, including convenience stores and liquor stores.  In total, the undercover minor was able to purchase alcohol at two of the 15 businesses visited, with 13 licensees refusing to sell to the minors.

 

The businesses selling to minors were:

  • Brick Tavern Grocery Inc at 812 Route 9H & 66 in Ghent
  • Xtra Mart at 3355 Route 9 in Valatie

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

  • Chenango Valley Properties LLC at 3360 Route 9 in Valatie
  • Cumberland Farms #1592 at Route 9 & Route 9J in Columbiaville
  • Hudson Quick Stop Corp at 505 Fairview Avenue in Hudson
  • Aviator Wine & Liquor at 424 Fairview Avenue Suite 600 in Hudson
  • Speedway #07672 at 365 Fairview Avenue in Hudson
  • Sam’s Food at 163 Fairview Avenue in Hudson
  • M & M Mart at 124 Fairview Avenue in Hudson
  • Sunoco Mart at 4297 Route 9G in Germantown
  • Xtra Mart at 4281 State Route 9G in Germantown
  • Xtra Mart at 2224 Route 9 in Livingston
  • Xtra Mart at Routes 9H & 23 in Claverack
  • Claverack General at 811 Route 66 in Hudson
  • AG United Inc at 1811 Columbia Turnpike in Castleton

 

Licensees charged with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting at $2,500 for a first time offense.  Repeat offenders also face possible suspension or revocation of their licenses.  In addition, employees or licensees who sell to minors can be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor.  Undercover decoys work under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control Investigators.    

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