The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) today announced the results of an underage sting operation conducted on January 27, 2023 in Erie County. SLA investigators, working with the New York State Police and an underage agent, conducted an underage-drinking operation visiting eleven licensed premises. In total, the undercover agent was able to purchase alcohol at two of the eleven businesses visited.
The businesses alleged to have sold to a minor were:
- Kaysea Creative Inc. (d/b/a: Bar Bill Tavern)
185 Main St, East Aurora
- Irishman Pub & Eatery Inc. (d/b/a: The Irishman Pub & Eatery)
160 Main St, East Aurora
The businesses refusing to sell to a minor were:
- Mikeycatie Inc. (d/b/a: Rookies Sports Bar & Grill)
701 Main St, East Aurora
- Aurora International LLC (d/b/a: Mister’s Bistro)
206 Main St, East Aurora
- 7901 Seneca LLC (d/b/a: Angelina’s)
7901 Seneca St, East Aurora
- Tops Markets LLC (d/b/a: Tops Market #118)
65 Grey St, East Aurora
- Joe’s Kwik Marts LLC
56 Hamburg St, East Aurora
- Reeds Liquors Inc.
163 Main St, East Aurora
- Grk Enterprises Inc. (d/b/a: Sunoco A Plus)
175 Main St, East Aurora
- Aurora Cider House LLC
198 Main St, East Aurora
- 42 North Brewing Company LLC
25 Pine St, East Aurora
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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