April 16, 2024

04/11/2024 - SLA Conducts Underage Drinking Operation in Bethlehem

04/11/2024 - SLA Conducts Underage Drinking Operation in Bethlehem
5 of 22 Licensees Make Sales to Underage Agents

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage compliance check on April 11th, 2024 in Bethlehem.  BPD and SLA investigators working with an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting twenty-two licensed premises. In total, the underage agent was able to purchase alcohol at five of businesses visited.

The businesses selling to minors were:

  • Mobil Delmar
    317 Delaware Ave
  • The Wine Reserve
    388 Feura Bush Rd
  • CVS Pharmacy #1090
    416 Rte 9W
  • CumberlandFarms #1626
    430 Rte 9W
  • WalMart Supercenter #3583
    311 Rte 9W

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

  • Joes Kwik Marts LLC
    146 Delaware Ave
  • Upstate Wine & Spirits
    180 Delaware Ave
  • Speedway #07710
    1358 New Scotland
  • Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands Inc
    1365 New Scotland
  • Market 32 by Price Chopper
    1395 New Scotland
  • Stewarts Shop #105
    624 New Scotland
  • Delmar Valero
    594 New Scotland
  • Delmar Wine Liquor LLC
    340 Delaware Ave
  • Stewarts Shop #188
    309 Delaware Ave
  • CVS Pharmacy #375
    260 Delaware Ave
  • CumberlandFarms#1662
    68 Route 9W
  • Delmar Beverage Center
    242 Delaware Ave
  • Albany Mannat Corp
    415 Route 9W
  • Market 32 by Price Chopper
    329 Glenmont Rd
  • The Corner Market
    1250 Rte 9W
  • Stewarts Shop #240
    1344 Route 9W
  • Hannaford #8339
    180 Delaware Ave

Licensees charged by the SLA with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting from $2,500 to $4,000 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. Persons under the age of 21 found to be using fake IDs or false documents with the intent of purchasing alcohol can be arrested and have their license revoked for a minimum of 90 days or up to one year. Undercover decoys work under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control Investigators.    

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