The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on December 6, 2022 on Staten Island. SLA investigators, working with the NYPD 122nd Precinct and an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting three licensed premises. In total, the undercover agent was able to purchase alcohol at one of the three businesses visited.
The business alleged to have sold to a minor was:
- K&K Deli & Groceries Inc.
1150-1152 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island
The businesses refusing to sell to a minor were:
- Bagels on the Lane Corp.
166 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island
- New Dorp Central Deli Corp. (d/b/a: New Dorp Central Deli)
360A New Dorp Lane, Staten Island
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.