July 28, 2022
Albany, NY

07/22/2022 - Underage Drinking Operation in Capital District

07/22/2022 - Underage Drinking Operation in Capital District
2 of 8 Licensees Make Sales to Underage Agent

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on July 22, 2022, in the Capital District.  SLA investigators, working with an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting eight licensed premises.  In total, the undercover agent was able to purchase alcohol at two of the eight businesses visited.


The businesses alleged to have sold to a minor were:


  • Cameron’s Deli
    446 Dix Avenue, Queensbury
  • All Star Pizza & Deli
    224 Quail Street, Albany


The businesses refusing to sell to a minor were:


  • Lucky Times Deli Grocery 
    75 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer
  • Raizada’s Fuel LLC
    63 Main Street, Wynantskill
  • Country Farm
    1120 Erie Boulevard, Schenectady
  • Southgate Wine & Liquor
    2546 Route 9W, Ravena
  • Central Liquor Store
    550 Central Avenue, Albany
  • Alltown Fresh
    1410-1424 Erie Boulevard, Schenectady


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, cancellations, 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 agents work under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control Investigators.    


Contact the Public Information Office

Contact the Public Information Office if you're a member of the media with questions regarding the Authority.

Contact us by email: