February 7, 2019
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Albany, NY

SLA Underage Drinking Detail Nets 3 Sales to Minors in Broome and Delaware Counties

SLA Underage Drinking Detail Nets 3 Sales to Minors in Broome and Delaware Counties
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The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on February 2, 2019 in Broome and Delaware Counties.  SLA investigators and the New York State Police, working with underage agents, conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting 14 businesses.  In total, the undercover minor was able to purchase alcohol at 3 of the 14 businesses visited.

 

The businesses selling to minors were:

Cranes Liquor Store
26 Oak Street, Deposit

Hancock Liquor Store
27 West Main Street, Hancock

Big M
156 Front Street, Deposit

 

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

Mirabito #81 Manley’s
1161 Old Rt. 17, Windsor

The Country Stores
112 2nd Street, Deposit

Quickway # 68
360 Street Route 10, Deposit

The Country Stores
116 W Main Street, Hancock

Quickway # 28
90 W Main Street, Hancock

The Country Stores
NY-30 & County Rd 17, East Branch

The Country Stores
15068 NY-30, Downsville

Catskill Country Market
15192 NY-30, Downsville

Catskill Cellars
15380 NY-30, Downsville

Tops #726
16 W Main Street, Hancock

 

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 $3,000 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. Undercover decoys work under the direct supervision of SLA Beverage Control Investigators. 

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