The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on March 28, 2023 in Allegany County. SLA investigators, working with the New York State Police and an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting nine licensed premises. In total, the undercover agent was able to purchase alcohol at two of the nine businesses visited.
The businesses alleged to have sold to a minor were:
SOS Liquor & Wines LLC
43 Main St, Alfred
Gentleman Jims LLC
1 Mill St, Alfred
The businesses refusing to sell to a minor were:
Alex’s College Spot Inc. (d/b/a: Alex’s College Spot)
23 N Main St, Alfred
CR Food Mart Inc. (d/b/a: Uni Mini Mart)
51 N Main St, Alfred
The Village Pub LLC (d/b/a: The Village Pub)
5 Main St, Andover
Hubrix LLC (d/b/a: Steve’s Gas & Grub Hub)
41 Main St, Andover
Park Avenue Liquors Inc (d/b/a: Park Plaza Liquors)
12 Park Ave, Wellsville
Qlzu Inc. (d/b/a: Wellsville Marathon)
215 N Main St, Wellsville
Truax Brothers Inc. (d/b/a: Better Days)
166 168 Main St, Wellsville
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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