April 16, 2024

04/12/2024 - SLA Conducts Underage Drinking Operation in Oneida County

04/12/2024 - SLA Conducts Underage Drinking Operation in Oneida County
2 of 13 Licensees Make Sales to Underage Agents

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage compliance check on April 12th, 2024 in Oneida County.  New York State Police and SLA investigators working with two underage agents, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting thirteen licensed premises. In total, the underage agent was able to purchase alcohol at two of businesses visited.

The businesses selling to minors were:

  • Stewarts Shop #467
    601 Main St, Boonville
  • Trenton Station Liquors & Wine
    8231 State Route 12 Collins Place & Veterans Way, Barneveld

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

  • A Plus Mini Market
    131870 State Rte 12, Boonville
  • Wine and Spirits At 130 Main
    130 Main St, Boonville
  • Stewart’s Shop #440
    434 Post St, Boonville
  • Charlies Liquor
    102 Railroad Ave, Boonville
  • Walgreens #17776
    102 E Schuyler St, Boonville
  • Tops Markets #598
    261 Utica Blvd, Boonville
  • Cliff’s Local Market
    11468 State Rt 012, Alder Creek
  • Desantis Adirondack Discount Beverage Center Inc
    8200 State Route 12 Route 28 & Mappa Ave, Barneveld
  • Stewart’s Shop #432
    8170 State Route 12, Barneveld
  • Walgreens #19353
    8052 State Rte 12, Barneveld
  • Barneveld Liquor Store
    Route 12 Mapledale Plaza, Barneveld

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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