November 9, 2022

11/03/2022 - Underage Drinking Operation in Albany County

11/03/2022 - Underage Drinking Operation in Albany County
8 of 22 Licensees Make Sales to Underage Agents

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on November 3, 2022 in Albany County.  SLA investigators, working with the Bethlehem Police Department and two underage agents, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting twenty-two licensed premises.  In total, the undercover agents were able to purchase alcohol at eight of the twenty-two businesses visited.

 

The businesses alleged to have sold to a minor were:

 

  • Mayones Wines and Liquors LLC (d/b/a: Mayones Wines and Liquors)
    329 Glenmont Rd #17, Glenmont
  • Albany Mannat Corp.
    415 Route 9W, Glenmont
  • Price Chopper Operating Co. Inc. (d/b/a: Market 32 by Price Chopper)
    329 Glenmont Rd, Glenmont
  • Shoprite Supermarkets Inc. (d/b/a: Shoprite of Slingerlands)
    41 Vista Blvd, Slingerlands
  • Stewart’s Shops Corp. (d/b/a: Stewart’s Shop #105)
    624 Delaware Ave, Delmar
  • Prestige Petroleum Corp. (d/b/a: Delmar Valero)
    594 Delaware Ave, Delmar
  • Vivumitu LLC (d/b/a: Mobil Delmar)
    317 Delaware Ave, Delmar
  • Joes Kwik Marts LLC
    146 Delaware Ave, Elsmere

 

The businesses refusing to sell to a minor were:

 

  • Cumberland Farms Inc. (d/b/a: Cumberland Farms #1662)
    68 Route 9W, Glenmont
  • Stewart’s Shops Corp. (Stewart’s Shop #176)
    33 Frontage Rd, Glenmont
  • CVS Albany LLC (d/b/a: CVS/Pharmacy #1090)
    416 Route 9W, Glenmont
  • Cumberland Farms Inc. (d/b/a: Cumberland Farms #1626)
    430 Route 9W, Glenmont
  • Wal-Mart Stores East LP (d/b/a: Wal-Mart Supercenter #3583)
    311 Route 9W, Glenmont
  • 1250 Selkirk Inc. (d/b/a: The Corner Market)
    1250 Route 9W, Selkirk
  • Stewart’s Shops Corp. (d/b/a: Stewart’s Shop #240)
    1344 Route 9W, Selkirk
  • Price Chopper Operating Co. Inc. (d/b/a: Market 32 by Price Chopper)
    1395 New Scotland Ave, Slingerlands
  • Speedway LLC (d/b/a: Speedway #07710)
    1358 New Scotland Ave, Slingerlands
  • Wine & Spirits of Slingerlands Inc. (d/b/a: Price Chopper Plaza)
    1365 New Scotland Ave, Slingerlands
  • Delmar Wine Liquor LLC
    340 Delaware Ave, Delmar
  • Stewart’s Shops Corp. (d/b/a: Stewart’s Shop #188)
    309 Delaware Ave, Delmar
  • CVS Albany LLC (d/b/a: CVS/Pharmacy #375)
    260 Delaware Ave, Delmar
  • Martin’s Foods of South Burlington LLC (d/b/a: Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy #8339)
    180 Delaware Ave, Delmar

 

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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