November 21, 2022

State Liquor Authority Conducts Underage Drinking Operation in Albany County

State Liquor Authority Conducts Underage Drinking Operation in Albany County
3 of 19 Licensees Make Sales to Underage Agent

The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on November 14, 2022 in Albany County.  SLA investigators, working with the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting nineteen licensed premises.  In total, the undercover agents were able to purchase alcohol at three of the nineteen businesses visited.


The businesses alleged to have sold to a minor were:


  • All Star Pizza & Deli Inc.
    224 Quail St, Albany
  • Vliet Mart Corp. (d/b/a: Vliet Mart)
    196 Vliet Blvd, Cohoes
  • Speedway LLC (d/b/a: Speedway #07708)
    601 Saratoga St, Cohoes


The businesses refusing to sell to a minor were:


  • Singh Yuv Inc. (d/b/a: Lombardo’s Wine & Liquor)
    9A New Scotland Ave, Albany
  • Parko Management 4 Inc.
    2071 Central Ave, Albany
  • Beverage & Smoke Convenient LLC
    214 Lisha Kill Rd, Colonie
  • Speedway LLC (d/b/a: Speedway #07647)
    156 Wolf Rd, Albany
  • Gulkaya Inc. (d/ba/: Ma’s Country Store)
    4449 Western Tpke, Altamont
  • Inanc I Ozbay Inc. (d/b/a: USA Gas)
    1600 Western Tpke, Albany
  • Westmere Liquor Store
    1810 Western Ave, Albany
  • Aum Shiv LLC (d/b/a: Guilderland Wine & Liquor)
    2050 Western Ave, Guilderland
  • Dunco Inc. (d/b/a: Sunoco A Plus)
    656 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany
  • Shreeja 1 Inc.
    165 Paine St, Green Island
  • Z & T Inc. (d/b/a: US Food Mart)
    118 Garner St, Cohoes
  • Dunco Inc. (d/b/a: Sunoco A Plus)
    245 Ontario St, Cohoes
  • Newelite Gas Inc. (d/b/a: Watervliet Food Mart)
    2457 Second Ave, Watervliet
  • Stewart’s Shops Corp. (d/b/a: Stewart’s #210)
    605 Loudon Rd, Latham
  • Colonie Exxon Inc.
    736 New Loudon Rd, Latham
  • Dunco Inc. (d/b/a: Duncan ‘s Loudonmart)
    484 Loudon Rd, Albany


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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