June 20, 2018
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SLA Underage Drinking Detail Nets Four Sales to Minors in Middletown

SLA Underage Drinking Detail Nets Four Sales to Minors in Middletown
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SLA Partners with City of Middletown Police to Combat Underage Drinking

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on June 18, 2018 in Middletown. The SLA, working with the City of Middletown Police Department, conducted an underage-drinking sting operation visiting 30 different businesses, including convenience stores, grocery stores, delis, beverage centers and liquor stores. In total, the undercover minor was able to purchase alcohol at four of the 30 businesses visited, with 26 licensees refusing to sell to the minors.

The businesses selling to minors were:

• Garcias Supermarket at 123 North Street in Middletown

• Kwik Mart of Middletown at 228 Dolson Avenue in Middletown

• Mr M Liquors at 15 James P Kelley Way in Middletown

• USA Gas at 217 Wickham Avenue in Middletown

The businesses refusing to sell to minors were:

• La Morenita Market at 89 Cottage Street in Middletown

• ABC Mart at 36 James Street in Middletown

• Bob’s Convenience Store at 130 Wickham Avenue in Middletown

• Maria’s Deli Grocery at 132 Wickham Avenue in Middletown

• Wickham Ave Citgo at 210 Wickham Avenue in Middletown

• Sam’s Food Stores at 89 Academy Avenue #90 in Middletown

• Sunoco Mart at 154 Dolson Avenue in Middletown

• Food Bag at 220 Dolson Avenue in Middletown

• Monhagen Avenue Deli at 95 Monhagen Avenue in Middletown

• Victor’s Mini Mart at 99 North Street in Middletown

• East Main & Broad Mini Mart at 209 East Main Street in Middletown

• ShopRite of Middletown at 125 Dolson Avenue in Middletown

• Getty Mart at 24 – 30 Dolson Avenue in Middletown

• Market Fresh at 50 – 58 Fulton Street in Middletown

• Kumar Petroleum Corp at 139 – 147 Wickham Avenue in Middletown

• Five Corners Food Mart at 76 East Main Street in Middletown

• Amber’s Sub Shop at 125 West Main Street in Middletown

• Jet Mart at 236 – 240 East Main Street in Middletown

• NKJ Convenience Inc at 1 Fairlawn Avenue in Middletown

• Quick Chek #98 at 1 – 9 County Highway 108 in Middletown

• Budget Beverage at 2 Dolson Avenue in Middletown

• Gino’s Luncheonette at 180 Monhagen Avenue in Middletown

• Hudson Valley Wines & Liquors at 125 Dolson Avenue in Middletown

• 97 Monhagen Avenue Corp at 178 West Main Street in Middletown

• Walgreen Eastern Co Inc at 96 Dolson Avenue in Middletown

• Walgreen Eastern Co Inc at 79 Fulton Street in Middletown

 

Licensees charged with underage sales face civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation, with fines starting at $2,500 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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