September 12, 2022
Albany, NY

09/01/2022 - Underage Drinking Operation in Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties

09/01/2022 - Underage Drinking Operation in Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties
1 of 13 Licensees Make Sales to Underage Agent

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on September 1, 2022 in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. SLA investigators, using underage agents, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting thirteen licensed off-premises locations. The undercover agents were able to purchase alcohol at one of the businesses visited.


The business selling to a minor was:


  • Dollar General Store #20345
    46 E Chestnut St, Andover


The businesses refusing to sell to a minor were:


  • Dollar General Store #21722
    135 E Main St, Angelica
  • Quicklee’s
    5744 Friendship Rd, Amity
  • Dollar General Store #6067
    4836 State Rte. 19 S, Belmont
  • The Store
    3983 Main St, Scio
  • Hanson Farms
    78 Greenwich St, Belmont
  • Wellsville Save A Lot
    420 Bolivar Rd, Wellsville
  • Giant Food Mart
    44 Park Ave, Wellsville
  • Shorts Grocery Store
    2351 Standards Rd, Wellsville
  • Steve’s Gas N Grub Hub
    41 Main St, Andover
  • Whitesville Corner Market
    452 Main St, Whitesville
  • Miller and Brandes Inc
    4681 Castle Garden Rd, Friendship
  • Dollar General Store #20432
    7259 County Rd 20, Friendship


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.    


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